The best species of the day was stunning Mnais mneme. I saw three males, all orange-winged. One I caught and it was very large, abdomen 49 mm, larger than either M. mneme or M. andersoni as described in Asahina's 1975 papers. The appendages pointed to M. andersoni, but the distal segment of the penile organ, as he calls it, is only very shallowly v-shaped, much like his Laos type. Based on this, and helped by the size, I identified it as M. mneme.
|Mnais mneme, male orange-winged form|
|Appendages in ventral view. Tip of inferiors with hook and inferiors well short of superior appendages.|
|But see the almost t-shape of the distal segment|
|Ceriagrion azureum, beautiful species, bad photo|
|Heliocypha perforata, female|
|And H. perforata, immature male, just starting to turn blue on the abdomen|
Yet another species already common was Euphaea masoni. Many males were flitting about. Here an almost mature male and a female.
|Is she crying, or just shy? Euphaea masoni, female|
|E. masoni, immature male|
|Two males Vestalis gracilis, side by side|
And the last species I have photos of, Cratilla lineata. This species was also already ovipositing. Here a male.
|Cratilla lineata, male|
Neurobasis chinensis, Aristocypha fenestrella, Agriocnemis femina, Paracercion calamorum, Coeliccia scutellum, Copera marginipes, C. ciliata, Prodasineura autumnalis, Pantala flavescens, Trithemis festiva, Orthetrum pruinosum, O. glaucum, O. triangulare, Brachythemis contaminata.
A total of 20 species, yes, we are in business!