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Dragonfly (Odanata) Study


Dragonfly (Odanta) Study at Ayer Hitam Peatswamp forest in the state of Johor, Malaysia.

Walking along the flooded path in the Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve, one would be enchanted to see dozens of dragonflies and damselflies species buzzing around everywhere.  It is unbelievable that this tiny area of 4000 hectares is home to 44 Odonata species and counting. The species recorded from Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve covers eight families thus representing 18% of the total species found in Peninsular Malaysia.
Species found abundantly in AHFR are Neurothemis fluctuans, Nannophya pygmaea, Ceriagrion cerinorubellum, Pseudagrion williamsoni, Pseudagrion microcephalum, Brachydiplax chalybea, Rhyothemis obsolescens, Rhodothemis rufa, Ictinogomphus decoratus, Orthetrum sabina and Brachygonia oculata.
Click on the link below for more information and some pictures on these fascinating creatures which are one of the good indicators of the health of peatswamp forests.





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