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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/

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    Sighting Painted Grasshawk (female)

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    Sighted 13 Feb 2019
    Graham Winterflood 21 February 2019
    Neurothemis stigmatizans
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Libellulidae: Neurothemis: stigmatizans
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Painted Grasshawk
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    Female Painted Grasshawk, Cattana wetlands, Cairns

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    Painted Grasshawk (female)

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    Sighted 13 Feb 2019

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  • Graham Winterflood described a sighting

    Sighting Unknown dragonfly

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    Sighted 16 Aug 2017
    Graham Winterflood 21 February 2019
    Tagged With neurothemis
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    Juvenile male (Painted Grasshawk)

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  • Graham Winterflood identified a sighting

    Sighting Hemicordulia intermedia

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    Sighted 20 Feb 2019
    Graham Winterflood 20 February 2019
    Hemicordulia intermedia
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Corduliidae: Hemicordulia: intermedia
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Yellow-Spotted Emerald
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    Female Yellow-spotted Emerald in Cairns.

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    Hemicordulia intermedia

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    Sighted 20 Feb 2019

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  • Graham Winterflood identified a sighting

    Sighting Australian Slimwing (female)

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    Sighted 13 Feb 2019
    Graham Winterflood 20 February 2019
    Lathrecista asiatica festa
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Libellulidae: Lathrecista: asiatica festa
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Australian Slimwing
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    Female Australian Slimwing at Cattana Wetlands, Cairns

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    Australian Slimwing (female)

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    Sighted 13 Feb 2019

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    Sighting Green Skimmer

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    Sighted 13 Feb 2019
    Graham Winterflood 19 February 2019
    Orthetrum serapia
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Libellulidae: Orthetrum: serapia
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Green Skimmer
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    Male Orthetrum serapia, Cattana wetlands, Cairns

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    Green Skimmer

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    Sighted 13 Feb 2019

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  • Graham Winterflood identified a sighting

    Sighting Palemouth (female)

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    Sighted 17 Feb 2019
    Graham Winterflood 19 February 2019
    Brachydiplax denticauda
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Libellulidae: Brachydiplax: denticauda
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Palemouth
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    Female Palemouth, Centenary Lakes, Cairns

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