Photos and discussions on dragonflies and damselflies of Vietnam
Monday, 28 April 2014
The male of Idionyx carinata
One of the reasons why I went back to Huu Lien, apart from the Gomphids, was to look for the male of Idionyx carinata. I saw several females cruising in the forest and eventually there he was, the male. Always good to find that your earlier identification was correct. The male has a small yellow spot on the anteclypeus like the female and the thorax pattern is the same. The proof of the pudding is in the massive and strange appendages. What do they do with this?
Idionyx carinata, male, such a friendly little chap