Dragonflies are common and familiar insects to many Vietnamese, especially in rural areas. Dragonflies belong to the group of carnivorous insects, they often fly to hunt for other smaller insects, even other dragonflies.
This is one of the most popular dragonfly species in Vietnam. Their front wings are pale yellow and transparent. The hind wings are blue and dark green. The body of this dragonfly is covered with a green color that makes it easy for them to “stealth” into the leaves near the stream to hide from enemies.
This dragonfly has an iridescent blue body. The first half of their wings are dark blue, the base is bright blue. This dragonfly species is distributed mainly in the northern mountainous areas such as Lang Son (Loc Binh), Vinh Phuc (Tam Dao), Cao Bang (Chong Khanh), Hoa Binh (Thuong Tien, Kim Boi) and Phu Tho (Xuan Son).
The body of this dragonfly is blue and their wings are often reflective blue, making it easy for them to hide in the foliage. They usually only fly out when the sunlight shines on. This dragonfly Vestalis gracilis is found mainly in Southeast Asia and southern China.
This is a dragonfly with a large body size, with a wingspan of more than 100 mm. The wings of the coomani are large and strong black-green. Their habitat is usually near streams in the mountains.
The characteristic feature of this dragonfly species is the white at the tip of the male’s tail and the characteristic orange wings when molting, then transparent colorless when mature. In Vietnam, this dragonfly was discovered in Huu Lien Nature Reserve (Lang Son) and Xuan Son National Park (Phu Tho).
This Vietnamese dragonfly lives only in small streams or swamps. The species Libellago lineata stands out with its green and black striped scales along its body. Their tails are long and have a few red dots.
The distinguishing features of this dragonfly are red brick on the upper surface of the abdominal segments, black thorax with alternating yellow stripes. They were discovered in Cuc Phuong National Park (Ninh Binh) and Xuan Son (Phu Tho).
This species of dragonfly is quite common in mountainous areas. They have strong blue-black wings. The hind wings have an iridescent green patch on the outer surface, the inner margin is red.
This species of dragonfly belongs to the group of damselflies, they often spread their wings when sitting in a hanging position on tree branches near streams.
Dragonflies mainly live on logs or tree trunks in wet forests. Their body when mature is extremely prominent brick red, the tip of each wing is impressively transparent.