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Australian Dragonflies and Damselflies

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Australia has over 300 species of stunning odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) from the tropics to the alps. Identification is generally not too difficult because of distinctive patterns. Post images in this group to help with identification. Usually markings on the side of the body (thorax) or top of the tail (abdomen) are most helpful so if your photos show these features its more likely to get identified. Some species are however quite difficult to tell apart from photos, particularly females of some related species. If you post your dragonfly or damselfly in this group it is easier to administer the sightings/

  • sharon mason identified a sighting

    Sighting Tau Emerald

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    Sighted 2 Apr 2019
    sharon mason 8 April 2019
    Hemicordulia tau
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Corduliidae: Hemicordulia: tau
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Tau Emerald
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  • sharon mason added a sighting

    Tau Emerald

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    Sighted 2 Apr 2019
    Ruffey Lake Park, Doncaster, Victoria

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  • Graham Winterflood identified a sighting

    Sighting Tropical Needle

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    Sighted 28 Mar 2019
    Graham Winterflood 5 April 2019
    Synlestes tropicus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Synlestidae: Synlestes: tropicus
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Tropical Needle
    Graham Winterflood says

    This female Tropical Needle was seen at Upper Davies Creek site 5 nearby to a male of the same species.

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  • Graham Winterflood added a sighting

    Tropical Needle

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    Sighted 28 Mar 2019

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  • Graham Winterflood identified a sighting

    Sighting Tropical Needle

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    Sighted 28 Mar 2019
    Graham Winterflood 5 April 2019
    Synlestes tropicus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Synlestidae: Synlestes: tropicus
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Tropical Needle
    Graham Winterflood says

    This male was seen at Upper Davies Creek site5 in Dinden National Park, Queensland

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  • Graham Winterflood added a sighting

    Tropical Needle

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    Sighted 28 Mar 2019

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  • Liz O'Donnell described a sighting

    Sighting ID? Blue damselfly

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    Sighted 2 Nov 2018
    Liz O'Donnell 25 March 2019
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    Liz O'Donnell says

    Thanks Reiner!

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  • John Eichler described a sighting

    Sighting Malachite Threadtail, Nososticta liveringa??

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    Sighted 23 Sep 2012
    John Eichler 19 March 2019
    John Eichler says

    Having checked Bowerbird, the ALA and i-Naturlist I could find no images of living specimens of the Malachite Threadtail or Pilbara Threadtail

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  • John Eichler described a sighting

    Sighting Malachite Threadtail, Nososticta liveringa??

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    Sighted 23 Sep 2012
    John Eichler 19 March 2019
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    John Eichler says

    Hi Reiner, thanks for confirming.

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  • Erica Siegel described a sighting

    Sighting Common Bluetail - Ischnura heterosticta

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    Sighted 7 Feb 2019
    Erica Siegel 18 March 2019
    Erica Siegel says

    Thank you Reiner for iD

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