Crocothemis servilia (Common Scarlet/Oriental Scarlet)

occurs in Cambodiaoccurs in Singaporeoccurs in TurkeyWe certainly did find this red dragonfly to be quite common in SE Asia, where we found it both in Cambodia and almost everywhere in Singapore where the regional book, A Photographic Guide to the Dragonflies of Singapore, gives it the vernacular name of Common Scarlet.

This species just sneaks into the (wider) European region as covered by Dijkstra/Lewington, where it is dubbed the Oriental Scarlet, by being recorded on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Not having visited Turkey, we haven’t seen it there.

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