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Common Parasol (male)

Neurothemis fluctuans

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Notes:

The most common dragonfly species in Singapore. http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/dna/organisms/det...

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15 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Fyn!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

Lovely!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Wow! Amazing series!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

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

Hema
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
Christiane 8 years ago

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

DanielePralong
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
Hema 8 years ago

I was assuming you are in Singapore right now :)

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

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

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

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

naross
naross 8 years ago

Simply beautiful. Stunning clarity.

mcaul6515
mcaul6515 8 years ago

Beautiful wings!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thank you Debbie!

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

beautiful photos Daniele

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Singapore, Singapore

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

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