On August 10 we visited Tam Dao and where looking for Odonata around the resort. The streams in places can be a saddening sight, with all the rubbish, but the species are good. At a certain moment a dragonfly appeared out of nowhere in the corner of my eye and I was lucky enough to be able to catch it. Straightaway it was clear it was something I had not seen before, but what. The antehumerals were apple green and also the first lateral stripe was greenish, stronger in fact than the photos show. It took quite a bit of searching until I could finally identify it as Amphigomphus nakamurai, a species described from Tam Dao by Karube. Although apparently this is the only location known in Vietnam, it has also been found in Laos.
|Amphigomphus nakamurai, male|
|Showing of apple greenish antehumerals and frons. Some interference (software problem of camera) giving the appearance of alternating green and yellow bands, but this is not true, the complete antehumeral was solid greenish|
|ventral-lateral view of appendages|