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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/

  • 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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  • Reiner Richter identified a sighting

    Sighting Small Unknown Dragonfly

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    Sighted 14 Apr 2017
    Reiner Richter 10 August 2018
    Libellulidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Libellulidae
    Reiner Richter says

    female

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  • Reiner Richter identified a sighting

    Sighting Damselfly

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    Sighted 3 Apr 2018
    Reiner Richter 3 August 2018
    Pseudagrion microcephalum
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Coenagrionidae: Pseudagrion: microcephalum
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Blue Riverdamsel
    Reiner Richter says

    teneral male

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  • Reiner Richter identified a sighting

    Sighting Diplacodes trivialis

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    Sighted 8 Apr 2018
    Reiner Richter 3 August 2018
    Diplacodes trivialis
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Libellulidae: Diplacodes: trivialis
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Chalky Percher
    Reiner Richter says

    male transitioning

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  • Reiner Richter identified a sighting

    Sighting Unidentified dragonfly

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    Sighted 23 Jul 2018
    Reiner Richter 3 August 2018
    Diplacodes bipunctata
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Libellulidae: Diplacodes: bipunctata
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Wandering Percher
    Reiner Richter says

    teneral male

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  • Jenny Thynne described a sighting

    Sighting Unidentified dragonfly

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    Sighted 23 Jul 2018
    Jenny Thynne 24 July 2018
    Tagged With dragonfly
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  • Jenny Thynne added a sighting

    Unidentified dragonfly

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    Sighted 23 Jul 2018
    61 Turton St, Sunnybank QLD 4109, Australia

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  • Rog Standen identified a sighting

    Sighting Ischnura heterosticta

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    Sighted 28 Jan 2015
    Rog Standen 6 July 2018
    Ischnura heterosticta
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Coenagrionidae: Ischnura: heterosticta
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Common Bluetail
    Rog Standen says

    The pattern of blue on the tail of the abdomen, the thoracic stripes and the blue dots behind the eyes match this species.

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  • Rog Standen identified a sighting

    Sighting Orthetrum caledonicum

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    Sighted 19 Feb 2015
    Rog Standen 6 July 2018
    Orthetrum caledonicum
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Libellulidae: Orthetrum: caledonicum
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Blue Skimmer
    Rog Standen says

    The only other species I think this can be confused with is Black-headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifons).

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