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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/

  • Geoff Boyes added a sighting

    Unidentified Dragonfly

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    Sighted 10 Oct 2018
    Hattah VIC 3501, Australia

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  • Rog Standen identified a sighting

    Sighting Dragonfly, Order Odonata

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    Sighted 4 Feb 2018
    Rog Standen 13 October 2018
    Austroaeschna unicornis
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Telephlebiidae: Austroaeschna: unicornis
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Unicorn Darner
    Rog Standen says

    This is my best match for this specimen. Hopefully someone with better knowledge can confirm it or at least mark it down if incorrect. Came to this from Theisinger and Hawking, Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia (p124) and the gallery from Austroaeschna (Austroaeschna) unicornis on ALA.

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  • Graham Winterflood identified a sighting

    Sighting Austrocordulia refracta

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    Sighted 10 Sep 2018
    Graham Winterflood 14 September 2018
    Austrocordulia refracta
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Austrocorduliidae: Austrocordulia: refracta
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Eastern Hawk
    Graham Winterflood says

    Male Eastern Hawk at Upper Davies Creek, Dinden NP at an altitude of 648 metres.

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  • Graham Winterflood added a sighting

    Austrocordulia refracta

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    Sighted 10 Sep 2018
    Davies Creek National Park and Dinden National Park, Davies Creek Rd, Mareeba QLD 4880, Australia

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  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting Anax gibbosulus

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    Sighted 9 Jul 2018
    Matthew Connors 2 September 2018
    Anax gibbosulus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Aeshnidae: Anax: gibbosulus
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Green Emperor
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  • Simon Ong identified a sighting

    Sighting Anax gibbosulus

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    Sighted 9 Jul 2018
    Simon Ong 1 September 2018
    Anax
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Aeshnidae: Anax
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  • Simon Ong added a sighting

    Anax gibbosulus

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    Sighted 9 Jul 2018
    1745 Dorat Rd, Robin Falls NT 0822, Australia

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  • Jenny Thynne described a sighting

    Sighting Wandering Percher - teneral male

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    Sighted 23 Jul 2018
    Jenny Thynne 20 August 2018
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    Jenny Thynne says

    Thanks for ID, Reiner!

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  • Graham Winterflood identified a sighting

    Sighting Red-tipped Shadefly

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    Sighted 11 Aug 2018
    Graham Winterflood 16 August 2018
    Argiocnemis rubescens
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Coenagrionidae: Argiocnemis: rubescens
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Red-Tipped Shadefly
    Graham Winterflood says

    Male Argiocnemis rubescens on the Atherton Tableland, Queensland

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  • Graham Winterflood added a sighting

    Red-tipped Shadefly

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    Sighted 11 Aug 2018
    Black Mountain Rd, Mowbray QLD 4877, Australia

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