Saturday, July 30, 2011

141. Nepogomphus walli (Fraser, 1924)

Number: 141
Family: Gomphidae
Genus:  Nepogomphus
Species:  Nepogomphus walli
Common name(s): N/A
Thai name(s): N/A
Habitat: Exposed but heavily tree-lined uplands ponds
Province(s) sighted: Nam Nao environs (Petchabun).
Sightings (by me): Rare
In flight (that I have seen): July

Just as I was cursing that last dragonfly flying away, another new species landed right in front of me on the tall reeds.
Again... one shot, it was off, high up into the trees. Still, at least this shot is pretty good and should be good enough for ID.

Finally, this has now been looked identified as Nepogomphus walli, through the expert eyes of Noppadon Makbun and Tom Kompier. With thanks.

As well as seeing the male, I also saw the female. This one was a good 25 metres from the water, hiding in the reeds, under banana trees. She was also extremely difficult to get near, but at least she only flew a little further along each time.