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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 described a sighting

    Sighting Damselfly, Flatwing

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    Sighted 10 Dec 2018
    Geoff Boyes 13 December 2018
    Tagged With #reinerr
    Geoff Boyes says

    Thanks for the input, I know they are difficult to positively ID from just a photo.

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  • Reiner Richter identified a sighting

    Sighting Odonata

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    Sighted 28 Nov 2016
    Reiner Richter 13 December 2018
    Ischnura aurora
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Coenagrionidae: Ischnura: aurora
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Aurora Bluetail
    Reiner Richter says

    female; you can just see the pair of pale spots behind the eyes

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  • Reiner Richter identified a sighting

    Sighting Damselfly, Flatwing

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    Sighted 10 Dec 2018
    Reiner Richter 13 December 2018
    Austroargiolestes calcaris
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Megapodagrionidae: Austroargiolestes: calcaris
    Common Names: Dragonflies, Damselflies, Powdered Flatwing
    Reiner Richter says

    I think; teneral female

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  • Geoff Boyes identified a sighting

    Sighting Damselfly, Flatwing

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    Sighted 10 Dec 2018
    Geoff Boyes 13 December 2018
    Griseargiolestes
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Megapodagrionidae: Griseargiolestes
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  • Geoff Boyes added a sighting

    Damselfly, Flatwing

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    Sighted 10 Dec 2018
    Plain Ck. Loop walk, Carters Mill, Mirimbah Vic

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  • Geoff Boyes added a sighting

    Damslefly, Flatwing - Austroargiolestes sp.

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    Sighted 10 Dec 2018
    Plain Ck. Loop walk, Carters Mill, Mirimbah Vic

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  • Geoff Boyes identified a sighting

    Sighting Immature Percher Dragonfly, Diplacodes sp.

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    Sighted 8 Dec 2018
    Geoff Boyes 12 December 2018
    Diplacodes
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata: Libellulidae: Diplacodes
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  • Geoff Boyes described a sighting

    Sighting Immature Percher Dragonfly, Diplacodes sp.

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    Sighted 8 Dec 2018
    Geoff Boyes 9 December 2018
    Tagged With black headed skimmer
    Geoff Boyes says

    Can only ID as far as Black headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons ) which is the closest looking to this one (without any detailed identification)

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  • Geoff Boyes added a sighting

    Immature Percher Dragonfly, Diplacodes sp.

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    Sighted 8 Dec 2018
    7 Logan St. Mansfield, Vic 3722

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  • Brian Donovan identified a sighting

    Sighting Unknown Dragonfly

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    Sighted 7 Dec 2018
    Brian Donovan 9 December 2018
    Odonata
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Odonata
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