A Field Guide to the Dragonflies of Singapore

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Authors: Lena Chow, Gan Cheong Weei and Tsang Kwok Choong. This field guide features 69 of the more common dragonfly and damselfly species found in Singapore.
Discovering the Dragonflies of Singapore - This guide features 69 of the more common dragonfly and damselfly species (collectively 'dragonflies') found in Singapore. There are 131 species of dragonflies found here. 5 of which are now extinct. Dragonflies are usually found zipping around ponds, streams, trenches and marshes on a hot sunny day. Some of them may also fly into homes at night, and cluster around a light source. The best time to look for dragonflies is from 10am to 2pm when the sun is out. Good places to look for them are Toa Payoh Town Park, Bishan Park, Kent Ridge Park, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve, MacRitchie Reservoir and the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.

One of the main differences between dragonflies and damselflies is that dragonfly wings are held flat when at rest, while damselfly wings are held closed over the abdomen.

Acknowledgement:
This field guide is produced by the Nature Society (Singapore). Photos in the guide were taken by Lena Chow, Gan Cheong Weei and Tsang Kwok Choong, with the text written by Lena Chow. We would like to acknowledge the guidance and photo contributions from Mr. Tang Hung Bun, author of "A photographic guide to the Dragon of Singapore" in the production of this field guide.

Nature Society (Singapore) members enjoy a discounted price for this guide. Please enquire at joe@nss.org.sg.