Pseudagrion microcephalum (Blue Sprite)

seen in Sri Lankaseen in Cambodiaseen in SingaporeHere’s the second of the two confusing Pseudagrion species in this neck of the woods, the other being P. australasiae. P. microcephalum is the more common, in Singapore, at least, and seems to be rather like the equivalent of our European Enallagma cyathigerum (Common Blue Damselfly).

I’m reasonably confident about these ids because the longer (compared to P. australasiae) upper appendages can be clearly seen, as can the thicker black suture line between abdominal segments 8 & 9.

We have since found a female freshly emerged in Sri Lanka.


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