Dragonflies are also in abundance in Hong Kong. To date, a total of 115 species have been recorded including two endemic species, Fukienogomphus choifongae and Leptogomphus hongkongensis.
The colours of some common dragonflies, especially the males, are very pretty. One of my favourites is the Crimson Dropwing (Trithemis aurora). Male
The female is less colourful. Crimson Dropwing (Trithemis aurora) Female
Left, Common Red Skimmer (Orthetrum pruinosum neglectum), Male
Crimson Darter (Crocothemis servilia), Male
Russet Percher(Neurothemis fluctuans), Male,
The ones that can not compete with the colours make up for it with their acrobatic skills.
Indigo Dropwing (Trithemis festiva) Male
Blue Dasher (Brachydiplax chalybea flavovittata), Male
I found this female Blue Dasher flying around a small pond trying to lay eggs which gave me the opportunity to get rare shots of a dragonfly in-flight.