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Checklist Tasmania: 29 species

The checklist below contains the 29 species which have been reported from the area Tasmania. The list is sorted based on the species' common names, with damselflies (Zygoptera) sorted before dragonflies (Anisoptera). Click here if you would like to see the list sorted on the species' scientific names or as per our overall checklist.

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.

Tasmania

15Ancient Greenling (Hemiphlebia mirabilis)

Ancient Greenling (Hemiphlebia mirabilis)

Australian distribution

Inhabits rivers, riverine lagoons, permanent ponds and swamps that may dry out in summer

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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102Aurora Bluetail (Ischnura aurora)

Aurora Bluetail (Ischnura aurora)

Australian distribution

Inhabits still and sluggish waters, including temporary ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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3Blue Ringtail (Austrolestes annulosus)

Blue Ringtail (Austrolestes annulosus)

Australian distribution

Inhabits riverine pools, lakes and ponds, including temporary ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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103Common Bluetail (Ischnura heterosticta)

Common Bluetail (Ischnura heterosticta)

Australian distribution

Inhabits still and sluggish waters, including temporary ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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10Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche)

Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche)

Australian distribution

Inhabits riverine pools, lakes, swamps and ponds, sometimes temporary

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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95Eastern Billabongfly (Austroagrion watsoni)

Eastern Billabongfly (Austroagrion watsoni)

Australian distribution

Inhabits still and flowing waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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7Iota Ringtail (Austrolestes io)

Iota Ringtail (Austrolestes io)

Australian distribution

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

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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5Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus)

Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus)

Australian distribution

Inhabits rivers, lakes, ponds, swamps and alpine bogs

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112Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum)

Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum)

Australian distribution

Inhabits slow sections of mostly wider streams and still waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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2Slender Ringtail (Austrolestes analis)

Slender Ringtail (Austrolestes analis)

Australian distribution

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

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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101Swamp Bluet (Coenagrion lyelli)

Swamp Bluet (Coenagrion lyelli)

Australian distribution

Inhabits still and sluggish waters; streams, riverine pools, lakes, ponds and swamps

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8Wandering Ringtail (Austrolestes leda)

Wandering Ringtail (Austrolestes leda)

Australian distribution

Inhabits wide range of still and sluggish waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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256Australian Emerald (Hemicordulia australiae)

Australian Emerald (Hemicordulia australiae)

Australian distribution

Inhabits rivers, riverine pools, lakes, and permanent ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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122Australian Emperor (Anax papuensis)

Australian Emperor (Anax papuensis)

Australian distribution

Inhabits wide range of still waters, slow streams

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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300Blue Skimmer (Orthetrum caledonicum)

Blue Skimmer (Orthetrum caledonicum)

Australian distribution

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

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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116Blue-Spotted Hawker (Adversaeschna brevistyla)

Blue-Spotted Hawker (Adversaeschna brevistyla)

Australian distribution

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

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211Eastern Brown Tigertail (Archaeosynthemis orientalis)

Eastern Brown Tigertail (Archaeosynthemis orientalis)

Australian distribution

Inhabits boggy seepages and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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292Eastern Pygmyfly (Nannophya dalei)

Eastern Pygmyfly (Nannophya dalei)

Australian distribution

Inhabits boggy seepages and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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267Eastern Swamp Emerald (Procordulia jacksoniensis)

Eastern Swamp Emerald (Procordulia jacksoniensis)

Australian distribution

Inhabits rivers, riverine pools, lakes and ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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138Lesser Tasmanian Darner (Austroaeschna hardyi)

Lesser Tasmanian Darner (Austroaeschna hardyi)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams and rivers

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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144Swamp Darner (Austroaeschna parvistigma)

Swamp Darner (Austroaeschna parvistigma)

Australian distribution

Inhabits rivers and small streams that are predominantly slow-flowing and heavily vegetated

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272Swamp Flat-Tail (Austrothemis nigrescens)

Swamp Flat-Tail (Austrothemis nigrescens)

Australian distribution

Inhabits lakes, permanent ponds and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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150Tasmanian Darner (Austroaeschna tasmanica)

Tasmanian Darner (Austroaeschna tasmanica)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams and rivers

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113Tasmanian Redspot (Archipetalia auriculata)

Tasmanian Redspot (Archipetalia auriculata)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams and boggy seepages

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230Tasmanian Spotwing (Synthemiopsis gomphomacromioides)

Tasmanian Spotwing (Synthemiopsis gomphomacromioides)

Australian distribution

Inhabits montane trickles and swampy buttongrass plains

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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232Tasmanian Swamp Tigertail (Synthemis tasmanica)

Tasmanian Swamp Tigertail (Synthemis tasmanica)

Australian distribution

Inhabits seepages, swamps and montane trickles

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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263Tau Emerald (Hemicordulia tau)

Tau Emerald (Hemicordulia tau)

Australian distribution

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

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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151Unicorn Darner (Austroaeschna unicornis)

Unicorn Darner (Austroaeschna unicornis)

Australian distribution

Inhabits rivers and streams

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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188Yellow-Striped Hunter (Austrogomphus guerini)

Yellow-Striped Hunter (Austrogomphus guerini)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams, rivers and lakes

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