On November 22 I went to Xuan Son and looked for the small pale-faced Planaeschna there. I did see one female, but failed to catch it. It was mostly an uneventful day, but I saw a few Gynacantha japonica and was able to take some pictures. Another unexpected species was Trithemis pallidinervis at the river crossing, which I had not seen this far north. And a fine male Ceriagrion bellona was another nice one. Not at all that common, although regular at Xuan Son.
|Very fine male Gynacantha basiguttata, note the dark wingbases.|
|Scan of the same male. Note the long and slender epiproct and the wingbases.|
|Pretty male Ceriagrion bellona|
|Gynacantha japonica, note the pale epiproct.|
|And a surprise female Trithemis pallidinervis|