Spear-tail Duskhawker (Gynacantha dohrni)
This a large dragonfly about 6-7 cm long. Male bright green, while female is dark.
Pond Cruiser (Epophthalmia vittigera)
This is a large dragonfly about 7-8 cm long. Sexes similar.
Common Flangetail (Ictinogomphus decoratus)
Trumpet Tail (Acisoma panorpoides)
Also called Asian or Grizzled Pintail. Male is blue, while female is green.
Pond Adjutant (Aethriamanta gracilis)
Sexes similar, but female has brown markings. Can be confused with blue dasher.
Grenadier (Agrionoptera insignis)
Male has red abdomen. Female are generally dark in colour, but some can have red abdomen as well.
Handsome Grenadier (Agrionoptera sexlineata)
Male has less red on the abdomen than the Grenadier. Female are generally duller, but some can have orange on the abdomen.
Blue Dasher (Brachydiplax chalybea)
Male looks like Pond Adjutant, but female is brown in colour.
Common Amberwing (Brachythemis contaminata)
So called for the bright amber colour of the male. This includes the wings, especially the middle third. Female is duller and has clearer wings. Can be confused with female Common Scarlet and Common Parasol.
Green-eyed Percher (Chalybeothemis fluviatilis)
So called for the green eyes. Male is blue,while female is duller.
Dark-tipped Forest-skimmer (Cratilla metallica)
This is a brilliant blue dragonfly with black wing tips and yellow eyes.
Common Scarlet (Crocothemis servilia)
So called because the male is scarlet all over, including base of wings. Female is orange. They have a black stripe down the abdomen and the wings are mostly clear. Can be confused with female Common Amberwing and Common Parasol.
Black-tipped Percher (Diplacodes nebulosa)
Male is blue with dark wing tips, while female is yellow-and-black without dark wing tips.
Water Monarch (Hydrobasileus croceus)
It has a distinctive brown pattern at the wing base. Sexes similar. The body is yellowish-brownish.
Coastal Glider (Macrodiplax cora)
Also called Wandering Pennant. Male looks like male Common Scarlet, but the top of the eye is red and the bottom dark. Female is yellow with the top of the eye red and bottom pale.
Scarlet Pygmy (Nannophya pygmaea)
Also called Scarlet Dwarf. So called for the red body of the male. Female has dark and pale bands on body. Immature male appears yellowish.
Common Parasol (Neurothemis fluctuans)
Male is all red except for clear wing tips. Female is yellowish and has clear wings. Immature male looks like female but has orangey wings. Can be confused with female Common Amberwing and Common Scarlet.
Spine-tufted Skimmer (Orthetrum chrysis)
Male red face, bluish eyes, dark thorax, red abdomen and clear wings. Female is duller, but some can have reddish abdomen too. Similar to Scarlet Skimmer, but the thorax is darker and there is a tuft of hair on the underside of the second abdomen segment.
Common Blue Skimmer (Orthetrum glaucum)
Male is pale blue with dark eyes. Female is blue with yellow stripes. Immature is yellow and brown.
Slender Blue Skimmer (Orthetrum luzonicum)
Male is pale blue with bright blue eyes. Female is duller blue with duller eyes. Immature male is blue with yellow and black markings. Immature female is yellow and brown.
Variegated Green Skimmer (Orthetrum sabina)
Sexes similar, but male has a slimmer abdomen and the appendages are closer together.
Scarlet Skimmer (Orthetrum testaceum)
So called for the scarlet colour of the male. Female is olive to reddish. Similar to Spine-tufted Skimmer, but the thorax is less dark and it lacks a tuft of hair on the underside of the second abdomen segment.
Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)
So called because they wander far and wide, being the most widespread dragonflies. It is golden in colour.
Banded Skimmer (Pseudothemis jorina)
So called for the distinctive white segments 1 to 3, which is yellowish when immature.
Common Redbolt (Rhodothemis rufa)
So called for the all red appearance of the male, except for the black legs and clear wings. Female is brownish with a long pale stripe down the back.
Bronze Flutterer (Rhyothemis obsolescens)
So called due to the bronze pattern of the wings. Sexes similar.
Yellow-barred Flutterer (Rhyothemis phyllis)
A distinct dragonfly with the yellow and black patches on the wings. Sexes similar.
Sapphire Flutterer (Rhyothemis triangularis)
So called for the sapphire colour of the body and wing base, which makes it a distinctive dragonfly. Sexes similar.
White-barred Duskhawk (Tholymis tillarga)
So called for the white mark on each hind wing, which also has a dark mark. Also called Coral-tailed Cloudwing. Male is red, while female is brown. Immature male looks like female, and both lacks the distinctive wing pattern.
Saddlebag Glider (Tramea transmarina)
Male has rich brown thorax, red abdomen and black on last few segments and long appendages. Female is brown. Immature male is similar to female.
Crimson Dropwing (Trithemis aurora)
Male is reddish-purplish, including the wing. Female is yellowish with black markings on body and yellow wing base. Immature male is similar to female with less black markings.
Indigo Dropwing (Trithemis festiva)
The male is blue with yellow dorsal markings on dark abdomen, while female is yellow instead of blue.
Treehugger (Tyriobapta torrida)
So called because it perches on tree trunk. The male is a distinctive blue dragonfly with large dark patch on base of hind wings. Female lacks the wing patch and has pale and dark body markings.
Scarlet Basker (Urothemis signata)
It has black dorsal markings on segments 8 and 9, and the eyes are red on top. Sexes similar. They can be yellow to red.