Sunday, 27 October 2013

Mortonagrion aborense in Cuc Phuong

Sebastien Delonglee recently recorded Mortonagrion aborense for the first time in Vietnam, from the suburbs of Hanoi (see also his blog and my own entry on the species). It was surprising that this species had not been recorded elsewhere in Vietnam, given the unlikely location of its discovery. I was therefore happily surprised when I bumped into about 6 males and a female in a small muddy pond with emergent vegetation under tree cover in Cuc Phuong National Park. Yet another species that may not be as rare as the scarceness of records suggests.

Mortonagrion aborense, male

Another male

And yet another

Mortonagrion aborense, female

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