Pseudagrion rubriceps (Orange-faced Sprite)

Seen in Hong KongPseudagrion rubriceps is found in parts of India, Nepal, China (including Hong Kong), Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Philippines, Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Thailand.

This one was the only highlight of our otherwise dull and disappointing trip across to the Chinese mainland from Hong Kong Island. Our target was Kowloon Park, which showed several water bodies on the maps, but they were mostly the wrong kind of water (too manicured and vegetation-free). One was wildlife friendly, though, and did produce three species, including this welcome addition to our catalogue.

As usual, various alternative common names exist including Saffron-faced Blue Dart (India).