Orthetrum testaceum (Burmeister, 1839)
|Common Names:||Scarlet Skimmer|
In males, the hindwing is 34 to 38 mm in length and the total body length ranges from 43 to 48 mm. The male has an orange-brown thorax and vermilion red abdomen. The eyes are light brownish grey. There is an amber patch at the base of the hindwing. The female is yellowish brown with the base of the hindwing clear.
This species is superficially similar to Orthetrum chrysis.
Widespread in Southeast Asia.
Found in disturbed habitats such as drains, ponds and mature gardens throughout Singapore.
Tang, H. B., L. K. Wang & M. Hämäläinen, 2010. A Photographic Guide to the Dragonflies of Singapore. Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore, Singapore. 222 pp.