Native Animals

Neurobasis chinensis

Common Green Metalwing
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2009
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SSN 53927
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Description

Neurobasis chinensis (Common Green Metalwing) is a damselfly species that belongs to the Calopterygidae family. It is known to be one of the most attractive and stunning odonates due to its metallic green hindwings in males (Choong et al., 2018). The females can be distinguished from the males by hyaline forewings and hindwings with pale brownish veins on both wings. The membrane of the hindwings is slightly darker brown than the forewings. 

The Common Green Metalwing is widely distributed in mainland tropical Asia occurring in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, China, Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra (Orr, 2005; Orr & Hamalainen, 2007; Dow, 2009). However, it is absent from Borneo Island (Orr, 2003). This damselfly prefers forested areas with open, swift-running streams, both in the lowlands and mountains. 

 

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2009 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1

Location

by State Location
  • Kedah 1
  • Pahang 1
  • Terengganu 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
10

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References

Article
  1. Choong, C.Y., Dow, R.A. & Ng, Y.F. (2017). New records of Odonata from Kelantan, Malaysia, with a checklist of species recorded from the state. Journal of the International Dragonfly Fund (22): pp. 1-22
  2. Choong, C.Y. (2014). Odonata (Insecta) Fauna of Krau Wildlife Reserve, Pahang, Malaysia. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 28: pp. 73-80
  3. Choong, C.Y., Alwen, B.M. & Tan, C.C. (2018). Odonata (insecta) fauna of Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia. SERANGGA 23 (2): pp. 49-58
  4. Choong, C.Y., Izzat-Husna, M. & Ahmad, A. (2016). Odonata (Insecta) Fauna of Tasek Bera Ramsar Site, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 31: pp. 39-48
  5. Dow, R.A., Choong, C.Y. & Ng, Y.F. (2017). New records of Odonata from Kedah, Malaysia in September 2016, with a checklist of species recorded from the state. Faunistic Studies in South-East Asian and Pacific Island Odonata: Journal of the International Dragonfly Fund (23): pp. 1-18
  6. Dow, R.A., Choong, C.Y. & Ng, Y.F. (2016). Records of Odonata from Perlis, Malaysia in August 2015, with a checklist of species recorded from the state. Faunistic Studies in South-East Asian and Pacific Island Odonata: Journal of the International Dragonfly Fund (16): pp. 1-22
  7. Izzat-Husna, M. & Ahmad, A. (2014). Odonata (Class Insecta) Of Sungkai Wildlife Reserve, Perak, Malaysia. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 29: pp. 23-30
  8. Norma-Rashid, Y. (2009). Odonata Diversity With One New Record for Malaysia in the Kenaboi Forest Reserve, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Science 28 (4): pp. 65-72
  9. Ngiam, R.W.J. & Cheong, L.F. (2016). The dragonflies of Singapore: An updated checklist and revision of the national conservation statuses. Nature in Singapore. 9: pp. 149-163
  10. Wahizatul Afzan, A., Julia, J. & Ahmad, A. (2006). Diversity and Distribution of Dragonflies (Insecta: Odonata) in Sekayu Recreational Forest, Terengganu. Journal of Sustainability Science & Management 1 (2): pp. 97-106
Book
  1. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Mohd Nasir, A.H., Mohamed Zin, Y., Richard, A.M. & Latiff, A. (2013). Banjaran Bintang Gunung Inas, Kedah: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi, Issue/No. . Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 245.
  2. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Mohd Nasir, A.H., Ahmad Fadzil, A.M., Richard, A.M. & Latiff, A. (2014). Hutan Gunung Besar Hantu, Negeri Sembilan: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi, Issue/No. . Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 254.
  3. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Mohd Nasir, A.H., Azmi, N., Nor Hasliza, M.B. & Latiff, A. (2014). Hutan Simpan Gunung Tebu, Terengganu: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi, Issue/No. . Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 343.
  4. Choong, C.Y., Yasser, M.A. & Nurfarhana-Hizan, H. (2018). Ancient Creatures: Dragonflies and Damselflies of Malaysia, Issue/No. . Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources, Putrajaya, Malaysia. pp. 115. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ] — [ | eBook (EPUB) ]
  5. Nair, M.V. (2011). Dragonflies & Damselflies of Orissa and Eastern India, Issue/No. . Wildlife Organisation, Forest & Environment Department, Government of Orissa.
  6. Orr, A.G. (2005). A Pocket Guide: Dragonflies of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, Issue/No. . Natural History Publication (Borneo) Sdn. Bhd., Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. pp. 127.
  7. Orr, A.G. & Hämäläinen, M. (2007). The Metalwing Demoiselles of the Eastern Tropics: Their Identification and Biology, Issue/No. . Natural History Publications (Borneo) Sdn Bhd, Malaysia. pp. 115.
Report
  1. Wilson, K.D.P. & Gibert, E. (2006). Survey of Odonata at Endau-Rompin, Peninsular Malaysia. Johor National Parks Corporation, Malaysia.

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Afham Ezani, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Choong Chee Yen, Dr. Farizawati Sabri, Mrs. Hakimah Binti Jaafar, Ms. Mira Farzana Binti Mohamad Mokhtar, Mr. Mohd Fakrullah Salafusalam Bin Mohd Afandi, Mr. Muhammad Izzuddin Bin Hazan, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nurul Fatinizzati Binti Abd Halim, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif & Mr. Tan Kok Kiat

Photo credit :- Choong Chee Yen

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