26 Dec '11, 5am

The Annotated Budak: Rare spreads bu @budak

The Annotated Budak: Rare spreads bu @budak

One rule of thumb for distinguishing between dragonflies and damselflies is that at rest, the latter keep their wings folded above their backs. At least four families in Zygoptera, however, defy this habit, keeping their wings aspread like miniature gunships ready to sow terror among neighbourhood midges. Two families occur in Singapore, but none of their representatives are common and at least one has been snubbed out of local existence by the felling of alluvial forests for solid grounds. Perhaps the most easily seen of these ravenous faeries is a powder blue dancer that clings to low reeds in the marshy fringes of reservoirs and the disturbed clearings of protected pools. The hyaline, markedly stalked wings are barely visible from afar and it's possible to visually brush aside the nub of a body as a flicker of dust amid stalks that seldom stay still and cloud the margin...

Full article: http://budak.blogs.com/the_annotated_budak/2011/12/x-wing...

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