Native Animals

Orthetrum glaucum

Common Blue Skimmer
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2009
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Orthetrum glaucum (Common Blue Skimmer) is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. Its hindwing may measure up to 34 mm with well-defined dark brown patch at the hindwing base. It also has a rounded margin and long abdomen nearly as the hindwing. The immatures species of Common Blue Skimmer have yellowish marks on synthorax that becoming fully blue with age, while the female is brown with obscure ochre markings. This species normally breeds in ponds, drains, ditches and other open lentic habitats. It is widespread in tropical Asia (Orr, 2005).

Assessment

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

Location

by State Location
  • Johore 2
  • Kedah 1
  • Pahang 1
  • Selangor 1
  • Terengganu 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

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References

Article
  1. Abdul Aziz, M.A.A. & Mohamed, M. (2018). Diversity and Species Composition of Odonates (Insecta: Odonata) of Hutan Lipur Soga Perdana, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia: A Green Lung. Journal of Science and Technology 10 (2), 1-9. http://http://penerbit.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/JST/article/view/2929/1555
  2. 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), 1-22. http://www.dragonflyfund.org/images/reports/FSSEAPIO_21_Choong_et_al_2017.pdf
  3. Choong, C.Y., Alwen, B.M. & Tan, C.C. (2018). Odonata (insecta) fauna of Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia. SERANGGA 23 (2), 49-58. http://journalarticle.ukm.my/13949/
  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, 39-48
  5. Choong, C.Y., Alwen, B.M., Izzat-Husna, M. & Ahmad, A. (2017). Odonata Fauna of Tioman Island, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 32, 31-40
  6. Chung, A.Y.C., Tangah, J. & Japir, R. (2018). Insect diversity as a tool to monitor the status of a rehabilitated mangrove site in Sabah. Sepilok Bulletin. 27, 30-50 . http://www.forest.sabah.gov.my/docs/frc/Sepilok%20Bulletin%20Vol.%2027.pdf
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  8. Dow, R.A. & Reels, G.T. (2009). Expedition to Mount Dulit, Sarawak, August-September 2008 - Odonata -. International Dragonfly Fund - Report 19, 1-16
  9. 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), 1-18
  10. Dow, R.A. (2012). Odonata collected at Gunung Pueh, Kuching Division, Sarawak, Malaysia in October 2012. International Dragonfly Fund - Report 54, 1-25
  11. Dow, R.A. & Ngiam, R.W.J. (2012). Odonata collected in the Hose Mountains, Kapit Division, Sarawak, Malaysia in April 2011. International Dragonfly Fund - Report 44, 1-18
  12. Dow, R.A. & Reels, G.T. (2010). The Odonata of three National Parks in Sarawak. Agrion , Vol. 14 (1), 14-19
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  14. Norma-Rashid, Y., Zakaria-Ismail, M. & Hämäläinen, M. (1996). Notes on Odonata collected in Kelantan (Peninsular Malaysia) in April 1995. Opuscula Zoologica Fluminensia 146, 1-11
  15. 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), 65-72
  16. 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), 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. 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. 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. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 343.
  4. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Koh, H.L., Muhamad, A., Wan Yusof, W.K. & Latiff, A. (2011). Hutan Simpan Melaka: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal, Kepelbagaian Biologi dan Socio-ekonomi. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 315.
  5. Choong, C.Y., Yasser, M.A. & Nurfarhana-Hizan, H. (2018). Ancient Creatures: Dragonflies and Damselflies of Malaysia. Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources, Putrajaya, Malaysia. pp. 115. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ] — [ | eBook (EPUB) ]
  6. Latiff, A., Maimon, A., Norhayati, A. & Jumaat, H.A. (2009). Bukit Fraser: Crown of the Titiwangsa Range. Penerbitan Pusat Penyelidikan Bukit Fraser, UKM, Bangi, Malaysia.
  7. Mohamed, M., David, M.C & Fadhil, A.R (2017). Insects Of Gunung Ledang, Johor, Malaysia. Penerbit UTHM.
  8. Orr, A.G. (2005). A Pocket Guide: Dragonflies of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Natural History Publication (Borneo) Sdn. Bhd., Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. pp. 127.
Chapter in book
  1. Ng, Y.F. & Choong, C.Y. (2010). Dragonflies (Odonata) of Fraser's Hill, Pahang. In Jumaat, H.A., Gasim, M.B., Sakawi, Z., Er, A.C., Zulfahmi, A.R., Tambi, N. & Juhari, M.A.A. (Eds.), Bio-kejuruteraan Penilaian Ekosistem & Spesies 2010, Bukit Fraser: Kesihatan Persekitaran untuk Kesejahteraan Masa Hadapan. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia & Tourism Pahang, Perbadanan Kemajuan Bukit Fraser. pp. 45-50.
Report
  1. Wilson, K.D.P. & Gibert, E. (2006). Survey of Odonata at Endau-Rompin, Peninsular Malaysia. Johor National Parks Corporation, Malaysia.
Tool Kit
  1. Chung, A.Y.C. & Momin, B. (2008). Insect diversity in enhancing nature tourism, with reference to Tabin Wildlife Reserve in Sabah. Poster presented at the 15th Malaysian Forestry Conference at Kuching, Sarawak. 20-24 October, 2008

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Afham Ezani, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Choong Chee Yen, Mrs. Hakimah Binti Jaafar, Ms. Mira Farzana Binti Mohamad Mokhtar, Mr. Muhammad Izzuddin Bin Hazan, Mrs. Nur Hazwanie Binti Abd Halim, Mrs. Nuramirah Binti Mat Zain, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Mrs. Siti Jumiah Binti Abdul Razak, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Choong Chee Yen

Species Citation :- Orthetrum glaucum. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/53948. [Retrieved 29 November 2022].

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