Native Animals

Rhyothemis phyllis

Yellow-striped Flutterer
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2017
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SSN 53967
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Taxonomy

Description

Rhyothemis phyllis, commonly known as Yellow-striped Flutterer is a dragonfly species in the family Libellulidae. Its hindwing may measure up to 37 mm (Orr, 2005). It is an unmistakable dragonfly with very distinctive wing markings and one of the most frequently observed in the region. Both sexes are very similar. The eyes are reddish-brown on top and light brown below while the thorax and abdomen are dark, slightly metallic, and almost black. The base of hindwing has a distinctive barred pattern of yellow, dark brown and deep metallic blue (Tang et al., 2010).

The Yellow-striped Flutterer normally breeds in marshy ponds, lakes and drains, including slightly brackish water. Both sexes, especially juveniles will forage on hill tops and in open secondary forests or kerangas. This species is widespread throughout tropical Asia and Australia with several geographical races (Orr, 2005).

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2017 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2011 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A

Location

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

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Aishah Hani Azil (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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Amirrudin Bin Ahmad (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
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Azidah Abdul Aziz (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Fatimah Abang (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
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Heo Chong Chin (Dr.)
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
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Khaironizam Md Zain (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Liew Thor Seng (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
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Nivaarani Arumugam (Ms.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
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Noor Azrizal Bin Abdul Wahid (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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University of Malaya (UM)
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Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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Suhaila Abd Hamid (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
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References

Article
  1. 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
  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): pp. 1-22
  3. 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
  4. 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: pp. 31-40
  5. Choong, C.Y. & Cheah, D.S.L. (2013). Odonata of Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia. Faunistic Studies in South-East Asian and Pacific Island Odonata: Journal of the International Dragonfly Fund 2: pp. 1-11
  6. Dow, R.A., Ng, Y.F. & Choong, C.Y. (2012). Odonata of Sungai Bebar, Pahang, Malaysia, with four species recorded for the first time from mainland Asia. Journal of Threatened Taxa 4 (3): pp. 2417-2426
  7. 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: pp. 30-50
  8. 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
  9. Norma-Rashid, Y. (2010). Dragonflies (Odonata) of Bachok Coast, Kelantan and Promoting Common Names. Malaysian Journal of Science 29: pp. 73-79
  10. 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
  11. Dow, R.A. & Reels, G.T. (2010). The Odonata of three National Parks in Sarawak. Agrion , Vol. 14 (1): pp. 14-19
  12. 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
Book
  1. The Network of Protected Forests in Telupid, Sabah: Biodiversity & Conservation in the Heart of Borneo, 2014. Sabah Forestry Department, Sabah, Malaysia. pp. 155.
  2. Ang, L.H., Kaur, R. & Yusof, Z.A. (2012). Rimba Bidor: A Gift to Nature. Tin Tailings Afforestation Centre, Malaysia. pp. 108.
  3. Jamilah, M.S. & Faridah, M. (2011). A Biological Assessment of Jambu Bongkok Forest Reserve, Terengganu and Nearby Ecosystem. Penerbit UMT, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia. pp. 1-84.
  4. 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.
  5. Orr, A.G. (2005). A Pocket Guide: Dragonflies of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Natural History Publication (Borneo) Sdn. Bhd., Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. pp. 127.
  6. 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) ]
Chapter in book
  1. Ahmad, A., Wahizatul Afzan, A., Johari, M.N., Nurul Nadia, R. & Siti Aminah, M.S. (2011). Dragonfly of Jambu Bongkok Forest Reserve, Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia. In Jamilah, M.S. & Faridah, M. (Eds.), A Biological Assessment of Jambu Bongkok Forest Reserve, Terengganu and Nearby Ecosystem. Penerbit UMT, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. pp. 45-60.
  2. Ahmad, A., Fahmi-Ahmad, M. & Johari, M.N. (2011). Freshwater Fishes of Jambu Bongkok Forest Reserve, Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia. In Jamilah, M.S. & Faridah, M. (Eds.), A Biological Assessment of Jambu Bongkok Forest Reserve, Terengganu and Nearby Ecosystem. Penerbit UMT, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. pp. 31-43.
Report
  1. Report On Habitat And Ecological Research After Wavebreaker Project At Tanjung Piai Johor National Park. Perbadanan Taman Negara (Johor), Malaysia.
  2. Wilson, K.D.P. & Gibert, E. (2006). Survey of Odonata at Endau-Rompin, Peninsular Malaysia. Johor National Parks Corporation, Malaysia.

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Afham Ezani, Mr. Ahmad Amir Firdaus Bin Mad Apandi, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Choong Chee Yen, Ms. Mira Farzana Binti Mohamad Mokhtar, Mr. Mohd Fakrullah Salafusalam Bin Mohd Afandi, Mr. Muhammad Izzuddin Bin Hazan, Mrs. Nuramirah Binti Mat Zain, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nurul Fatinizzati Binti Abd Halim, Mrs. Siti Jumiah Binti Abdul Razak, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

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