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Checklist Kimberley: 64 species

The checklist below contains the 64 species which have been reported from the area Kimberley. The list is sorted as per our overall checklist, with damselflies (Zygoptera) sorted before dragonflies (Anisoptera). Click here if you would like to see the list sorted on the species' scientific names or on their common names.

Each line contains the following pieces of information: the number of the species as per our overall checklist, its common and scientific names, a Distribution button and three further icons. Click on the Distribution button to see the species' Australia-wide distribution. Those species of which we have photographs available are listed in dark red; click on their names to see our photographs. And finally, you can click on the three colourful icons on the right to search the web for more information about the species using Bing, Google or Yahoo as your search engine.

Please note that all of these distribution data, including the dot maps themselves, are copyright-protected. They must not, therefore, be reproduced, republished, redistributed, modified, etc. without the express written permission from the copyright holders. Note also that the acronym DECCW, NSW underneath each dot map stands for the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, New South Wales.

Kimberley

6Northern Ringtail (Austrolestes insularis)

Northern Ringtail (Austrolestes insularis)

Australian distribution of Austrolestes insularis

Inhabits riverine lagoons and ponds, including temporary ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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14Dusky Spreadwing (Lestes concinnus)

Dusky Spreadwing (Lestes concinnus)

Australian distribution of Lestes concinnus

Inhabits riverine lagoons, ponds (including temporary ponds) and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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58Kimberley Pondsitter (Austrosticta soror)

Kimberley Pondsitter (Austrosticta soror)

Australian distribution of Austrosticta soror

Inhabits streams, pools in gorges

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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61Kimberley Pin (Eurysticta kununurra)

Kimberley Pin (Eurysticta kununurra)

Australian distribution of Eurysticta kununurra

Inhabits rivers

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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70Northern Wiretail (Rhadinosticta banksi)

Northern Wiretail (Rhadinosticta banksi)

Australian distribution of Rhadinosticta banksi

Inhabits streams and riverine pools

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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75Spot-Winged Threadtail (Nososticta kalumburu)

Spot-Winged Threadtail (Nososticta kalumburu)

Australian distribution of Nososticta kalumburu

Inhabits streams

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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78Malachite Threadtail (Nososticta liveringa)

Malachite Threadtail (Nososticta liveringa)

Australian distribution of Nososticta liveringa

Inhabits streams, rivers and riverine lagoons

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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85Silver Wisp (Agriocnemis argentea)

Silver Wisp (Agriocnemis argentea)

Australian distribution of Agriocnemis argentea

Inhabits still and flowing waters and temporary ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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89Pygmy Wisp (Agriocnemis pygmaea)

Pygmy Wisp (Agriocnemis pygmaea)

Australian distribution of Agriocnemis pygmaea

Inhabits slow sections of streams, ponds (including temporary ponds) and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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92Red-Tipped Shadefly (Argiocnemis rubescens)

Red-Tipped Shadefly (Argiocnemis rubescens)

Australian distribution of Argiocnemis rubescens

Inhabits streams, rivers, ponds, boggy seepages and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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94Northern Billabongfly (Austroagrion exclamationis)

Northern Billabongfly (Austroagrion exclamationis)

Australian distribution of Austroagrion exclamationis

Inhabits still and flowing waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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95Pilbara Billabongfly (Austroagrion pindrina)

Pilbara Billabongfly (Austroagrion pindrina)

Australian distribution of Austroagrion pindrina

Inhabits still and flowing waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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96Eastern Billabongfly (Austroagrion watsoni)

Eastern Billabongfly (Austroagrion watsoni)

Australian distribution of Austroagrion watsoni

Inhabits still and flowing waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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98Kimberley Longlegs (Austrocnemis obscura)

Kimberley Longlegs (Austrocnemis obscura)

Australian distribution of Austrocnemis obscura

Inhabits streams and still and sluggish waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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101Redtail (Ceriagrion aeruginosum)

Redtail (Ceriagrion aeruginosum)

Australian distribution of Ceriagrion aeruginosum

Inhabits slow streams, ponds and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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103Aurora Bluetail (Ischnura aurora)

Aurora Bluetail (Ischnura aurora)

Australian distribution of Ischnura aurora

Inhabits still and sluggish waters, including temporary ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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104Common Bluetail (Ischnura heterosticta)

Common Bluetail (Ischnura heterosticta)

Australian distribution of Ischnura heterosticta

Inhabits still and sluggish waters, including temporary ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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106Gold-Fronted Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion aureofrons)

Gold-Fronted Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion aureofrons)

Australian distribution of Pseudagrion aureofrons

Inhabits streams, rivers, riverine pools and lagoons

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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107Northern Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion cingillum)

Northern Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion cingillum)

Australian distribution of Pseudagrion cingillum

Inhabits still and sluggish waters; streams, rivers, riverine pools and pools

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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110Citrine-Headed Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion lucifer)

Citrine-Headed Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion lucifer)

Australian distribution of Pseudagrion lucifer

Inhabits streams

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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111Blue Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion microcephalum)

Blue Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion microcephalum)

Australian distribution of Pseudagrion microcephalum

Inhabits still and flowing waters; streams, rivers, riverine lagoons, lakes and ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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113Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum)

Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum)

Australian distribution of Xanthagrion erythroneurum

Inhabits slow sections of mostly wider streams and still waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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120Kimberley Emperor (Anax georgius)

Kimberley Emperor (Anax georgius)

Australian distribution of Anax georgius

Inhabits ?ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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121Green Emperor (Anax gibbosulus)

Green Emperor (Anax gibbosulus)

Australian distribution of Anax gibbosulus

Inhabits wide range of still waters, particularly swamps, and including slightly brackish waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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122Lesser Green Emperor (Anax guttatus)

Lesser Green Emperor (Anax guttatus)

Australian distribution of Anax guttatus

Inhabits wide range of still waters, particularly swamps, and including slightly brackish waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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123Australian Emperor (Anax papuensis)

Australian Emperor (Anax papuensis)

Australian distribution of Anax papuensis

Inhabits wide range of still waters, slow streams

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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124Australian Duskhawker (Austrogynacantha heterogena)

Australian Duskhawker (Austrogynacantha heterogena)

Australian distribution of Austrogynacantha heterogena

Inhabits wide range of still waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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125Lesser Duskhawker (Gynacantha dobsoni)

Lesser Duskhawker (Gynacantha dobsoni)

Australian distribution of Gynacantha dobsoni

Inhabits pools, ponds and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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128Cave Duskhawker (Gynacantha nourlangie)

Cave Duskhawker (Gynacantha nourlangie)

Australian distribution of Gynacantha nourlangie

Inhabits pools in caves and other still waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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167Australian Tiger (Ictinogomphus australis)

Australian Tiger (Ictinogomphus australis)

Australian distribution of Ictinogomphus australis

Inhabits rivers, riverine lagoons, lakes and ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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174Northern Dragon (Antipodogomphus neophytus)

Northern Dragon (Antipodogomphus neophytus)

Australian distribution of Antipodogomphus neophytus

Inhabits rivers and riverine pools

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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179Flame-Tipped Hunter (Austroepigomphus turneri)

Flame-Tipped Hunter (Austroepigomphus turneri)

Australian distribution of Austroepigomphus turneri

Inhabits rapid and sluggish streams and riverine pools

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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190Pimple-Headed Hunter (Austrogomphus mjobergi)

Pimple-Headed Hunter (Austrogomphus mjobergi)

Australian distribution of Austrogomphus mjobergi

Inhabits streams, rivers and riverine pools

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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191Kimberley Hunter (Austrogomphus mouldsorum)

Kimberley Hunter (Austrogomphus mouldsorum)

Australian distribution of Austrogomphus mouldsorum

Inhabits probably rivers

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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194Tiny Hunter (Austrogomphus pusillus)

Tiny Hunter (Austrogomphus pusillus)

Australian distribution of Austrogomphus pusillus

Inhabits rivers

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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262Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Hemicordulia intermedia)

Yellow-Spotted Emerald (Hemicordulia intermedia)

Australian distribution of Hemicordulia intermedia

Inhabits sluggish rivers, riverine lagoons, lakes and ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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268Metallic Tigerhawk (Pentathemis membranulata)

Metallic Tigerhawk (Pentathemis membranulata)

Australian distribution of Pentathemis membranulata

Inhabits streams, rivers, riverine lagoons, possibly ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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271Square-Spot Basker (Aethriamanta circumsignata)

Square-Spot Basker (Aethriamanta circumsignata)

Australian distribution of Aethriamanta circumsignata

Inhabits riverine lagoons, ponds and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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276Palemouth (Brachydiplax denticauda)

Palemouth (Brachydiplax denticauda)

Australian distribution of Brachydiplax denticauda

Inhabits still and sluggish waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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279Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons)

Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons)

Australian distribution of Crocothemis nigrifrons

Inhabits wide range of still and sluggish waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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280Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata)

Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata)

Australian distribution of Diplacodes bipunctata

Inhabits wide range of still and sluggish waters, including temporary ponds and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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281Scarlet Percher (Diplacodes haematodes)

Scarlet Percher (Diplacodes haematodes)

Australian distribution of Diplacodes haematodes

Inhabits streams and rivers as well as still waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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283Charcoal-Winged Percher (Diplacodes nebulosa)

Charcoal-Winged Percher (Diplacodes nebulosa)

Australian distribution of Diplacodes nebulosa

Inhabits ponds, including temporary ponds, and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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284Chalky Percher (Diplacodes trivialis)

Chalky Percher (Diplacodes trivialis)

Australian distribution of Diplacodes trivialis

Inhabits ponds, including temporary ponds, and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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288Wandering Pennant (Macrodiplax cora)

Wandering Pennant (Macrodiplax cora)

Australian distribution of Macrodiplax cora

Inhabits riverine pools and lagoons, ponds (including temporary ponds), swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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289Pygmy Percher (Nannodiplax rubra)

Pygmy Percher (Nannodiplax rubra)

Australian distribution of Nannodiplax rubra

Inhabits wide range of still and flowing waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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292Top End Archtail (Nannophlebia mudginberri)

Top End Archtail (Nannophlebia mudginberri)

Australian distribution of Nannophlebia mudginberri

Inhabits streams

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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300Painted Grasshawk (Neurothemis stigmatizans)

Painted Grasshawk (Neurothemis stigmatizans)

Australian distribution of Neurothemis stigmatizans

Inhabits range of still waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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301Bicoloured Skimmer (Notolibellula bicolor)

Bicoloured Skimmer (Notolibellula bicolor)

Australian distribution of Notolibellula bicolor

Inhabits rock-holes, other still waters and small streams

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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304Blue Skimmer (Orthetrum caledonicum)

Blue Skimmer (Orthetrum caledonicum)

Australian distribution of Orthetrum caledonicum

Inhabits wide range of still and flowing waters, including temporary waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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305Rosy Skimmer (Orthetrum migratum)

Rosy Skimmer (Orthetrum migratum)

Australian distribution of Orthetrum migratum

Inhabits streams, boggy seepages, riverine pools and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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306Slender Skimmer (Orthetrum sabina)

Slender Skimmer (Orthetrum sabina)

Australian distribution of Orthetrum sabina

Inhabits wide range of still and sluggish waters, often shallow, sometimes temporary

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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308Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum)

Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum)

Australian distribution of Orthetrum villosovittatum

Inhabits streams, boggy seepages, lakes, ponds, swamps and trickles

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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309Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)

Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)

Australian distribution of Pantala flavescens

Inhabits wide range of still waters, including ephemeral ponds and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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310Swampwatcher (Potamarcha congener)

Swampwatcher (Potamarcha congener)

Australian distribution of Potamarcha congener

Inhabits riverine lagoons, ponds and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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312Red Arrow (Rhodothemis lieftincki)

Red Arrow (Rhodothemis lieftincki)

Australian distribution of Rhodothemis lieftincki

Inhabits streams, rivers, riverine lagoons and ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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313Iridescent Flutterer (Rhyothemis braganza)

Iridescent Flutterer (Rhyothemis braganza)

Australian distribution of Rhyothemis braganza

Inhabits streams, rivers and riverine pools

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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314Graphic Flutterer (Rhyothemis graphiptera)

Graphic Flutterer (Rhyothemis graphiptera)

Australian distribution of Rhyothemis graphiptera

Inhabits riverine lagoons, lakes, ponds and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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315Yellow-Striped Flutterer (Rhyothemis phyllis)

Yellow-Striped Flutterer (Rhyothemis phyllis)

Australian distribution of Rhyothemis phyllis

Inhabits wide range of still waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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319Twister (Tholymis tillarga)

Twister (Tholymis tillarga)

Australian distribution of Tholymis tillarga

Inhabits ponds and swamps, including temporary and brackish waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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321Common Glider (Tramea loewii)

Common Glider (Tramea loewii)

Australian distribution of Tramea loewii

Inhabits wide range of still waters, including temporary ponds and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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323Narrow-Lobed Glider (Tramea stenoloba)

Narrow-Lobed Glider (Tramea stenoloba)

Australian distribution of Tramea stenoloba

Inhabits riverine lagoons, lakes, ponds, including temporary ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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324Red Baron (Urothemis aliena)

Red Baron (Urothemis aliena)

Australian distribution of Urothemis aliena

Inhabits riverine lagoons and ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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325Short-Tailed Duskdarter (Zyxomma elgneri)

Short-Tailed Duskdarter (Zyxomma elgneri)

Australian distribution of Zyxomma elgneri

Inhabits streams, rivers, riverine pools, ponds and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW; 2021 Ian Endersby and DragonflyPix.com

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