Found in Asia: China, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan Photos from: Cambodia[KH] India[IN] Indonesia[ID] Malaysia[MY] Singapore[SG] Sri Lanka[LK] Thailand[TH] Viet Nam[VN]
Lathrecista asiatica asiatica (Fabricius, 1798) Photo taken in Sabah (Malaysia) on 2007-09-12
This male was perching beside a shallow monsoon drain with milky water of only 4 inches deep. Near by were 3 other male.
Notice a big fat louse sucking at the bottom thorax. Perhaps because infected with these lice, this Lathrecista asiatica has serious skin disease (see next photo). Lice is a common parasitic found on dragonflies.