“Around midday on 25th June 2015, I was watching a Common Flangetail (Ictinogomphus decoratus, family Gomphidae) sunning itself near the pond’s edge (above).
“It would make regular flights away from its favourite perch to pronounce its territory, but during one of its return trips, a live cockroach was seen struggling in its grasp (above). Within minutes, its prey was systematically demolished by the predator supreme.
“A video clip of the dragonfly devouring this delicious cockroach may be previewed here:”
Dr. Leong Tzi Ming
19th December 2015