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Scarlet pygmys - mating pair

Scarlet pygmys - mating pair

Postby Laurence Leong » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:48 pm

Nannophya pymaea is the smallest dragonfly in Singapore, measuring less than 20 mm long. It is not uncommon but is localised in certain spots near streams or banks of reservoirs.
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Taken with Canon 500D, macro 100mm with 2X Kenko attachment. 1/160, f8 with flash 27GN.
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Re: Scarlet pygmys - mating pair

Postby AngieNg » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:44 pm

Beautiful; less than 2 cm must be really difficult to find!
Red one is the female? Thanks!
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Re: Scarlet pygmys - mating pair

Postby Laurence Leong » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:09 pm

Hi Angie,
The red is the male. If I get it right the male is usually more brightly coloured. The female odonata is usually dull in colour (very often a dull orange or brown). In this specie the female actually looks quite nice with stripes!
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