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Checklist North-Western Australia: 37 species

The checklist below contains the 37 species which have been reported from the area North-Western Australia. 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.

North-Western Australia

11Blue Ringtail (Austrolestes annulosus)

Blue Ringtail (Austrolestes annulosus)

Australian distribution of Austrolestes annulosus

Inhabits riverine pools, lakes and ponds, including temporary ponds

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

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12Inland Ringtail (Austrolestes aridus)

Inland Ringtail (Austrolestes aridus)

Australian distribution of Austrolestes aridus

Inhabits streams, riverine pools, lakes and ponds, including temporary ponds

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

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15Iota Ringtail (Austrolestes io)

Iota Ringtail (Austrolestes io)

Australian distribution of Austrolestes io

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

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

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59Pilbara Pin (Eurysticta coolawanyah)

Pilbara Pin (Eurysticta coolawanyah)

Australian distribution of Eurysticta coolawanyah

Inhabits riverine pools

© 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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80Pilbara Threadtail (Nososticta pilbara)

Pilbara Threadtail (Nososticta pilbara)

Australian distribution of Nososticta pilbara

Inhabits streams and riverine pools

© 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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88Pilbara Wisp (Agriocnemis kunjina)

Pilbara Wisp (Agriocnemis kunjina)

Australian distribution of Agriocnemis kunjina

Inhabits still and flowing waters

© 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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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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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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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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119Blue-spotted Hawker (Adversaeschna brevistyla)

Blue-spotted Hawker (Adversaeschna brevistyla)

Australian distribution of Adversaeschna brevistyla

Inhabits still waters (lakes and permanent ponds); sometimes flowing water (riverine pools and quiet areas)

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

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125Australian 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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148Australian 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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175Pilbara Dragon (Antipodogomphus hodgkini)

Pilbara Dragon (Antipodogomphus hodgkini)

Australian distribution of Antipodogomphus hodgkini

Inhabits streams, rivers and riverine pools

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

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180Western Red Hunter (Austroepigomphus gordoni)

Western Red Hunter (Austroepigomphus gordoni)

Australian distribution of Austroepigomphus gordoni

Inhabits streams and riverine pools

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

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189Pimple-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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205Pilbara Tiger (Ictinogomphus dobsoni)

Pilbara Tiger (Ictinogomphus dobsoni)

Australian distribution of Ictinogomphus dobsoni

Inhabits rivers, riverine lagoons and ponds

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

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244Pilbara Emerald (Hemicordulia koomina)

Pilbara Emerald (Hemicordulia koomina)

Australian distribution of Hemicordulia koomina

Inhabits streams, rivers and riverine pools

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

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246Tau Emerald (Hemicordulia tau)

Tau Emerald (Hemicordulia tau)

Australian distribution of Hemicordulia tau

Inhabits riverine pools, lakes, ponds (including temporary ponds), swamps; occasionally streams and rivers

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

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259Black-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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260Wandering 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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261Scarlet 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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268Wandering 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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271Pilbara Archtail (Nannophlebia injibandi)

Pilbara Archtail (Nannophlebia injibandi)

Australian distribution of Nannophlebia injibandi

Inhabits streams and rivers

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

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284Blue 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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285Rosy 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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289Wandering 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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292Red 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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294Graphic 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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301Common 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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303Narrow-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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305Short-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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