Dragonflies

Last Updated on 10 April 2024

The Odonata order, comprising the dragonflies and damselflies, are ancient creatures that have existed alongside the dinosaurs hundreds of millions of years ago.

These flying insects are very easy to miss while marching along the trails, but if we were to just stand still for a while, we will be able to spot these attractive buzzing flies and enjoy their dazzling colourful displays.

We hope to be able to encounter all 130 species of dragonflies and damselflies that inhabit our tiny isle. Here are just a few that we have stalked along the way.

Blue Dasher (Brachydiplax chalybea)

Sighted: Botanic Gardens, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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Common Scarlet – female (Crocothemis servilia)

Sighted: Botanic Gardens, Lakeside Garden

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Common Scarlet – male (Crocothemis servilia)

Sighted: Lakeside Garden

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Common Parasol (Neurothemis fluctuans)

Sighted: Botanic Gardens, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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Common Flangetail (Ictinogomphus decoratus)

Sighted: Gardens By The BaySungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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Variegated Green Skimmer (Orthetrum sabina)

Sighted: Gardens By The Bay, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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Crimson Dropwing – male (Trithemis aurora)

Sighted: Windsor Nature Park

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Crimson Dropwing – female (Trithemis aurora)

Sighted: Windsor Nature Park

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Indigo Dropwing (Trithemis festiva)

Sighted: Jurong Eco-Garden

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Dancing Dropwing (Trithemis pallidinervis)

Sighted: Upper Peirce Reservoir Park

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Scarlet Basker (Urothemis signata)

Sighted: Botanic Gardens

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Scarlet Grenadier (Lathrecista asiatica)

Sighted: Windsor Nature Park

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Scarlet Skimmer (Orthetrum testaceum)

Sighted: Dairy Farm Nature Park

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Common Blue Skimmer (Orthetrum glaucum)

Sighted: Windsor Nature Park

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Yellow-barred Flutterer (Rhyothemis phyllis)

Sighted: Botanic Gardens, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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Spine-tufted Skimmer (Orthetrum chrysis)

Sighted: Jurong Eco-Garden, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Windsor Nature Park

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Common Redbolt (Rhodothemis rufa)

Sighted: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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Common Flashwing (Vestalis amethystina)

Sighted: MacRitchie Reservoir Park

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Blue Sprite (Pseudagrion Microcephalum)

Sighted: MacRitchie Reservoir Park

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Crescent Threadtail (Prodasineura notostigma)

Sighted: Windsor Nature Park

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