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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/

  • Erica Siegel described a sighting

    Sighting Dragonfly

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    Sighted 6 May 2019
    Erica Siegel 8 May 2019
    Erica Siegel says

    found perched between Leucophyllum and Antigonon vine where native and Honeybees forage

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  • Erica Siegel added a sighting

    Dragonfly

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    Sighted 6 May 2019
    8 Barrett St Birkdale Qld 4159 Australia

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  • Graham Winterflood identified a sighting

    Sighting Short-tailed Duskdarter

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    Sighted 1 May 2019
    Graham Winterflood 4 May 2019
    Zyxomma elgneri
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Libellulidae: Zyxomma: elgneri
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Short-Tailed Duskdarter
    Graham Winterflood says

    Seen at Oaky Creek, north Queensland

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  • Graham Winterflood added a sighting

    Short-tailed Duskdarter

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    Sighted 1 May 2019

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  • Erica Siegel described a sighting

    Sighting Tramea loewii - Common Glider

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    Sighted 29 Apr 2019
    Erica Siegel 30 April 2019
    Erica Siegel says

    Thank you Val for the ID

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  • Val Ryland identified a sighting

    Sighting Tramea loewii - Common Glider

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    Sighted 29 Apr 2019
    Val Ryland 30 April 2019
    Tramea loewii
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Libellulidae: Tramea: loewii
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Common Glider
    Val Ryland says

    The open pattern on the hind-wing would seem to be loewii rather than another species. The brown color indicates a Female, the Males are bright Red.

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  • Erica Siegel described a sighting

    Sighting Tramea loewii - Common Glider

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    Sighted 29 Apr 2019
    Erica Siegel 30 April 2019
    Tagged With dragonfly flutterer insect
    Erica Siegel says

    found on friend's property in West Mt.Cotton

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  • Erica Siegel added a sighting

    Tramea loewii - Common Glider

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    Sighted 29 Apr 2019
    612 West Mt Cotton Rd Mt Cotton 4165

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  • 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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