Euphaea ochracea

 
Common Name:
N/A
Odonata
Order:
Odonata
Suborder:
Zygoptera
Family:
Euphaeidae
Genus:
Euphaea
Species:
E. ochracea
Species Description
Euphaea ochracea (Selys, 1859) is widely distributed in southeast Asia, extending from eastern India to Viet Nam and south into Peninsular Malaysia. It is native to Bangladesh; India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Darjiling, Manipur, Meghalaya, West Bengal); Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia); Myanmar; Nepal; Thailand; Viet Nam. 

Euphaea ochracea is easily recognised by its golden brown body and wings. It is normally found at clear forest stream. The male has red/brown wings (or should that be ochre - probably where it got its name), which are very distinctive and make it very easy to recognise. The male likes to perch on branches and twigs over-looking the river as he waits for prey or a mate.

It is a widespread species that does not face any known major threats and is therefore assessed by IUCN Red List as Least Concern. 
 
 
 
 

References:
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/188306/0
 

The Species on Stamps
Malaysia
2000.11.25

 

 


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