Tuesday 3 October 2023

Male Crimson Dropwing

Crimson Dropwing (Trithemis aurora, 晓褐蜻).
The males and females of this species are distinct in appearance. And the male, with his bright red thorax and subtle purple pruinescence, is one of the flashiest Changsha creatures. Sometimes they are crimson or scarlet red, sometimes they take on a more magenta hue. The males also always seem territorial and are quick to drive other dragonflies from their hunting grounds by the sides of streams or stagnant ponds. Yesterday where were many of these hunting throughout Yanghu Wetland Park (洋湖湿地公园).

Male Crimson Dropwing at the Yanghu Wetland