Anotogaster sieboldii

 
Common Name:
Golden-ringed dragonfly, Jumbo Dragonfly, Siebold's Dragonfly
Odonata
Order:
Odonata
Suborder:
Anisoptera
Family:
Cordulegastridae
Genus:
Anotogaster
Species:
A. sieboldii
Species Description
Anotogaster is a genus of dragonflies in family Cordulegastridae. The genus contains the following species:
              Anotogaster antehumeralis (Lohmann, 1993) 
              Anotogaster basalis (Selys, 1854) 
              Anotogaster chaoi (Zhou, 1998) 
              Anotogaster cornutifrons (Lohmann, 1993) 
              Anotogaster flaveola (Lohmann, 1993)
              Anotogaster gregoryi (Fraser, 1924) 
              Anotogaster klossi (Fraser, 1919) 
              Anotogaster kuchenbeiseri (Forster, 1899) 
              Anotogaster myosa (Needham, 1930) 
              Anotogaster nipalensis (Selys, 1854) 
              Anotogaster sieboldii (Selys, 1854) - Jumbo Dragonfly, Siebold's Dragonfly
              Anotogaster xanthoptera (Lohmann, 1993) 

Anotogaster sieboldii (Selys, 1854) is a large dragonfly found in Eastern Asian, including China Guandong and Guangxi, Japan, Russian Federation, Southern Far East Russia, Taiwan. It is the largest species of dragonfly in Japan and in China Taiwan.

It can grow between 95 and 100 mm in length. Eggs hatch within a month of being laid. The larvae live for three to five years, moulting as many as ten times and growing as large as five centimeters in length. Once this size, the larvae will feed on tadpoles and small fish. The adult dragonfly can mate and lay eggs within one to two months of metamorphosis. After mating, females head toward small creeks or ponds, not fast-moving rivers or lakes, to lay eggs. They will sometimes fly perpendicularly to the water, laying their eggs in mud or sand under the surface.

Two subspecies is accessed:
     Anotogaster sieboldii kuchenbeiseri  (Forster, 1899) 
     Anotogaster sieboldii sieboldii  (Selys, 1854) 

In China Taiwan, it is classfied as protection species. 
 
 
 
 

References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anotogaster_sieboldii


 

 

The Species on Stamps
Japan
1987.01.23
China Taiwan
2000.10.11

 

 


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