曉褐蜻 雄性 (Trithemis aurora)
參考 : 《香港蜻蜓 The Dragonflies of Hong Kong》- 漁農自然護理處 / 譚子慧 et al 2011 第一版 p.334-335
曉褐蜻 雌性 Crimson Marsh Glider (Trithemis aurora) Female
A male Slaty Skimmer at Buck Hill MA.
A male Eastern Amberwing at Buck Hill MA.
An immature male Eastern Pondhawk at Buck Hill MA.
A male Calico Pennant at Buck Hill MA.
A male Spangled Skimmer at Buck Hill MA.
Near Rio Hondo river. ID by black "ink blotch" at base of wing and pale yellow-orange spot on one hind abdominal segment.
The skimmers or perchers and their relatives form the Libellulidae, the largest dragonfly family in the world. It is sometimes considered to contain the Corduliidae as the subfamily Corduliinae and the Macromiidae as the subfamily Macromiinae. Even if these are excluded (as Silsby does), there still remains a family of over 1000 species. With nearly worldwide distribution, these are almost certainly the most often seen of all dragonflies.