Came across this dragonfly dying in a drain while retrieving a Pink-necked Green Pigeon (Treron vernans) carcass. Turns out it’s a Pale-spotted Emperor (Anax guttatus), one of the largest dragonflies in Singapore and an uncommon species to boot. Cool!

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Lesser Green Emperor

Lesser Green Emperor (Anax guttatus)
Bukit Merah, 27th June 2011


This Lesser Green Emperor (also known as the Hairy Emperor) dragonfly was found on the KTM railway tracks that run through Bukit Merah. Although it was still twitching and technically not quite fully dead, the fact that its head had been almost completely severed meant that it qualifies as a Monday Morgue entry.