At first I only saw the female partner on a tree near a river in the forest at around 2 pm, and then there’s two of them. 🙂 The male attached his claspers at his hind end to the neck of the female. And up they go after I took three shots, they fly away on a higher spot, they don’t like to be watched. I don’t know what species are these.
Sighted in a vegetation of a swampy area near a lake between one to two in the afternoon. Hitching along with it on its flight, a tiny orb-shaped passengers clinging on the ventral side of its abdomen. These are odonate parasites or water mites feeding on them while having a free ride and carry them on their new habitat, a new place for the parasites to propagate. Nature is truly amazing how these little odonate creatures were parasitize with mites. So, Damselflies and dragonflies were not only a good indicator of the ecological integrity but a disperser of these parasitic organism as well.
Location: Samal Island/ Suborder: Zygoptera/ Species: ?
This is a highly common species but not in intact forest areas. Spotted in a vegetated area along the shoreline of a lake in the middle of coconut and mango plantation. The still and slow flowing water ecosystem was brownish in color and residents nearby propagate oyster on this lake. Thus, this species tolerates disturbances in its ecosystem.
Location: Samal Island/ Suborder: Zygoptera/ Family: Coenagrionidea/ Species: Ischnura senegalensis