|A tiny gomphid, and please note the nice black square mark laterally. But let's pretend it is Davidius fruhstorferi, a male|
|Then this is the female. And clearly the square mark is not a fluke. All individuals, including this female, displayed that characteristic, which I have not been able to find in any description of any subspecies.|
|In copula, working to produce many little gomphids|
|A female in dorsal view. Along a tiny stream in the forest it was quite common|
What else do I still have to show from my odyssee? A yes, Leptogomphus elegans. Known from Ba Vi and from Pia Oac only in Vietnam and indeed, after seeing it in Ba Vi, I now ran into a single mail in Pia Oac.
|A nice male Leptogomphus elegans. At this angle it is hard to tell, all Leptogomphids look the same, basically.|
|But like this is it very clear! Leptogomphids can reliably be identified on the basis of their appendages.|
Still more? Yes, forgot to mention one of the few Libellulines that I took a picture of: Libellula melli. It flew at the Love Waterfall in Sa Pa middle of April and it was still there July 2. At least one male.
|Male Libellula melli, nice species that reminds me of home, because it looks a lot like L. depressa.|
|This is what the female looks like, pattern much like the male|
|And Phaenandrogomphus tonkinicus male. Hovering for prolonged periods over the little sandy spits where the females would come to oviposit, but with terrible timing, as invariably he was there when they were not and vice versa.|