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Risiocnemis Damselfly

Risiocnemis sp.


Risiocnemis is a damselfly in family Platycnemididae (sometimes known as Platycnemidae), called the White-legged Damselflies. This genus is a Philippine endemic. Typical of rivulets, springs and streams in forest, the adult could be seen resting on leaves and twigs around the waterways.


Along the Molawin Creek at the Makiling Botanic Gardens, a forest park of the Mt. Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems (adjacent or within the UPLB-College of Forestry and Natural Resources), University of the Philippines at Los Baños, Laguna.


ID provided by Dr. Reagan Joseph T. Villanueva. Not a sp. plebeja, as this sp does not exist in Luzon.

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Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on May 3, 2014
Submitted on Feb 19, 2015

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