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Common Parasol (male)

Neurothemis fluctuans


The male of this beautiful dragongly has a brownish-red thorax and abdomen. The wings are almost entirely brownish-red except for the tips and a thin tapering clear band around the hind margin from about midpoint. The extent of the coloured part of the wings is variable. See wing details on the last shot.


Singapore Botanic Gardens.


The most common dragonfly species in Singapore.

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DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Fyn!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago


DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Wow! Amazing series!

DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks for your comment Jemma. Christiane, I'm envious! But I'll be back too I hope :-)

Hema 8 years ago

Daniele,I am glad you got those shots in the gardens. I was on my way to India and I had a stop over for 6 hrs. Yup,the butterfly and orchid gardens are in those terminals. There is a cactus garden too but it was filled with smokers.
They had a city tour for 2 hrs. We were allowed to get off at the harbor. i spotted a cute Eurasian sparrow.
Unfortunately I did not see the botanic gardens . We drove past them.

Christiane 8 years ago

I will be there again soon.. Great shot...

DanielePralong 8 years ago

Unfortunately I'm already back Jemma! If I'm right the butterfly garden is at terminal 3 and the orchid garden is at terminal 2, and I always seem to be transiting through terminal 2! These two features are enough to make Changi the best airport in the world! Luckily I got to spot quite a few butterflies in Singapore's gardens and nature reserves.

Hema 8 years ago

I was assuming you are in Singapore right now :)

Hema 8 years ago

Daniel,the butterfly garden at Changi airport gave me quite a few good pics.Worth a visit.

DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thank you mcaul6515 and Neil! These are quite approachable, it helps :-)

naross 8 years ago

Simply beautiful. Stunning clarity.

mcaul6515 8 years ago

Beautiful wings!

DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thank you Debbie!

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

beautiful photos Daniele

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Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on Mar 19, 2013
Submitted on May 6, 2013


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