“The Variegated Green Skimmer (Orthetrum sabina, family Libellulidae) is a widespread species of dragonfly that would be readily encountered in most ponds and small lakes around Singapore (above). It has a notorious reputation of catching and consuming other species of dragonflies, as well as damselflies.
“Please refer to this LINK for an earlier account on its predation.
“In late 2014, I was able to witness the voracious appetite of this aerial predator as it captured and devoured a few members within the same family (Libellulidae). These include:
the Sapphire Flutterer (Rhyothemis triangularis) (above).
the Common Parasol (Neurothemis fluctuans) (above).
the Trumpet Tail (Acisoma panorpoides) (above).
“Respective video clips of the various species on its menu may be viewed here:
Sapphire Flutterer (Rhyothemis triangularis):
Common Parasol (Neurothemis fluctuans):
Trumpet Tail (Acisoma panorpoides):”
Dr. Leong Tzi Ming
23rd March 2015