Orthetrum sabina (Variegated Green Skimmer/Slender Skimmer)

Seen in CambodiaSeen in SingaporeThese were one of our more frequent finds in SE Asia and are said to be both widespread and common. They don’t really look like most of the other “Skimmers” with which I’m familiar but they are an Orthetrum.

They are also covered in the European Dragonfly Bible by Dijkstra/Lewington because they are found on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey which it includes in the region (perhaps because species might expand their territory?). That book gives them the vernacular name of Slender Skimmer.

female in cop

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