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Gossamerwings ♀

Euphaea refulgens


Black damselfly, about 4-5cm in length. Wings are blackish with each wing having a white band on it. Euphaea refulgens, family Euphaeidae. Euphaeidae is a family of damselflies in the order Odonata. It is sometimes called Epallaginidae They are commonly known as Gossamerwings. It is a small family of damselflies with around 70 species. They commonly occur in Old World tropics. They are large and mostly metallic-coloured. They look similar to species of damselflies in the family Calopterygidae. ID provided by Mr. Reagan Joseph "Rj" T. Villanueva, Philippine odonata expert.


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.


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Hi Chun. I got the ID. It's Euphaea refulgens, family Euphaeidae. ID was provided by Mr. Reagan Joseph "Rj" T. Villanueva, Philippine odonata expert. :)

Thank you Chun :) that would be great.
Thanks for the nice comment, Medusa :)

medusasnakes123 7 years ago


ChunXingWong 7 years ago

This is a unique one, unfortunately this species does not show in my guide books. I will try to get back to this spotting if I found a possible ID.

Thank you Sachindra! :)

Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 20, 2013
Submitted on Oct 24, 2013

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