Yellow Featherlegs (Copera marginipes) is a beautiful damselfly species. It is classified as a common species in Singapore but not many of us have seen or photographed it. The male has clear yellow marking on its thorax and legs but the female is less attractive with brownish black in colour. The juvenile is white in colour.
The males are more common as I had spotted them at Segar Road, Venus Drive & Chestnut Ave. I have seen the female and juvenile only once at Chestnut Ave recently. The males were very skittish during my earlier encounters so I was pleasantly surprised that I could get closer to them this time. I’m glad to get some improvement shots of the male and juvenile. I could only manage a record shot of the female C & C are most welcome. IMG_6272.jpg IMG_6569.jpg IMG_6299.jpg
Ok ok just kiddin’…strange the forum did not generate a thumbnail for your post??
Admire what u’re doing here…faithfully documenting the different damsels species…way to go bro.
I like the mating post, the suction is very powderful also…until the male can be lifted off the perch.
Yes, I notice it didn’t create a thumbnail, not too sure why. I have checked my image files and they seem ok.
My mandarin is too powderful that I could only read and confidently pronounned "黄” correctly
I set a target to collect 50% of the 44 species of damselflies found in Singapore by end of this year. I only have 18 so far. Look like I am unlikely to acheve it as it is getting much tougher to find new ones
Yes, quite an interesting mating pose. They don’t seem to like the heart-shape mating pose like most damsels do as I saw 3 pairs with this pose. I find it quite difficult to frame it with a good background.