Sunday, 30 November 2008

Spine-legged Redbolt (Rhodothemis rufa)

Adult male Spine-legged Redbolt (Rhodothemis rufa) at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - July 2016

OTHER NAMES: Rufous Marsh Glider, Common Redbolt, Ruby Darter
Length: 31mm
Wingspan: ?
NO UK STATUS IUCN Red List: Least Concern

A common dragonfly of much of South-East Asia, despite the name, only the male is red, white the female is brown with a distinctive white stripe running from the tip of it's tail up it's back. The spine-legged redbolt can be found in fairly disturbed habitats such as the parks in the centre of Kuala Lumpur.

Related Species:
Order: Odonata 

Family: Libellulidae 
Genus: Rhodothemis 
SUBSPECIES: none - monotypic 

 - Sighting Locations -
MALAYSIA - A widespread resident
 - MALAYSIA/SINGAPORE 2016 TRIP: Several in Kuala Lumpur

Further Notes: RSPB, Wikipedia, BirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List

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