Within this family, the genus Drepanosticta is represented by eight species in Peninsular Malaysia. They usually fly close to streams, flitting within the forest understory. Both males and females typically have a blue spot at the abdomen base in which the shape of the spot can serve to identify some of the species from Peninsular Malaysia. Drepanosticta quadrata has a blue spot with a triangular pointed tip. This species was described from Singapore and according to references is known only from Singapore. This would thus make this damselfly a Singapore endemic. Even so, the website http://www.asia-dragonfly.net/ has this species as also occurring in China and Myanmar and has pictures of females from Johor. More work is perhaps needed to shed light on the true distribution of this damselfly as Albert Orr himself noted Drepanosticta spp. as data deficient with many species needing identity clarification.
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Orr, A. G., 2004. ‘Critical species of Odonata in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei’, in Guardians of the Watershed. Global status of dragonflies: critical species, threat and conservation, eds, V. Clausnitzer & R. Jodicke, International Journal of Odonatology, vol 7(2), pp. 371-384.
Orr, A. G., 2005. Dragonflies of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, Natural History Publications (Borneo) Sdn. Bhd, Malaysia