Neurothemis fulvia (Fulvous Forest Skimmer)

occurs in CambodiaHaving become quite used to seeing N. fluctuans everywhere in Singapore, I spotted this character at Angkor Thom in Cambodia and swiftly assumed it to be just another N. fluctuans. Fortunately we snapped it, albeit from a considerable distance. Upon closer examination, I noticed the distinctly different shape to the outer edge of its wing markings – slightly scalloped or wavy.

I’m not keen on this particular vernacular name – I think there are others, though less commonly used – ‘cos it didn’t seem much like a Skimmer to me.


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