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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

1Ancient Greenling (Hemiphlebia mirabilis)

Ancient Greenling (Hemiphlebia mirabilis)

Australian distribution of Hemiphlebia mirabilis

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

© 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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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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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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18Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche)

Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche)

Australian distribution of Austrolestes psyche

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

© 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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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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13Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus)

Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus)

Australian distribution of Austrolestes cingulatus

Inhabits rivers, lakes, ponds, swamps and alpine bogs

© 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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10Slender Ringtail (Austrolestes analis)

Slender Ringtail (Austrolestes analis)

Australian distribution of Austrolestes analis

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

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

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100Swamp Bluet (Austrocoenagrion lyelli)

Swamp Bluet (Austrocoenagrion lyelli)

Australian distribution of Austrocoenagrion lyelli

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

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

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16Wandering Ringtail (Austrolestes leda)

Wandering Ringtail (Austrolestes leda)

Australian distribution of Austrolestes leda

Inhabits wide range of still and sluggish waters

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

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239Australian Emerald (Hemicordulia australiae)

Australian Emerald (Hemicordulia australiae)

Australian distribution of Hemicordulia australiae

Inhabits rivers, riverine pools, lakes, and permanent ponds

© 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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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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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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212Eastern Brown Tigertail (Archaeosynthemis orientalis)

Eastern Brown Tigertail (Archaeosynthemis orientalis)

Australian distribution of Archaeosynthemis orientalis

Inhabits boggy seepages and swamps

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

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275Eastern Pygmyfly (Nannophya dalei)

Eastern Pygmyfly (Nannophya dalei)

Australian distribution of Nannophya dalei

Inhabits boggy seepages and swamps

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

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250Eastern Swamp Emerald (Procordulia jacksoniensis)

Eastern Swamp Emerald (Procordulia jacksoniensis)

Australian distribution of Procordulia jacksoniensis

Inhabits rivers, riverine pools, lakes and ponds

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

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134Lesser Tasmanian Darner (Austroaeschna hardyi)

Lesser Tasmanian Darner (Austroaeschna hardyi)

Australian distribution of Austroaeschna hardyi

Inhabits streams and rivers

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

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140Swamp Darner (Austroaeschna parvistigma)

Swamp Darner (Austroaeschna parvistigma)

Australian distribution of Austroaeschna parvistigma

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

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

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255Swamp Flat-tail (Austrothemis nigrescens)

Swamp Flat-tail (Austrothemis nigrescens)

Australian distribution of Austrothemis nigrescens

Inhabits lakes, permanent ponds and swamps

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

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145Tasmanian Darner (Austroaeschna tasmanica)

Tasmanian Darner (Austroaeschna tasmanica)

Australian distribution of Austroaeschna tasmanica

Inhabits streams and rivers

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

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114Tasmanian Redspot (Archipetalia auriculata)

Tasmanian Redspot (Archipetalia auriculata)

Australian distribution of Archipetalia auriculata

Inhabits streams and boggy seepages

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

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232Tasmanian Spotwing (Synthemiopsis gomphomacromioides)

Tasmanian Spotwing (Synthemiopsis gomphomacromioides)

Australian distribution of Synthemiopsis gomphomacromioides

Inhabits montane trickles and swampy buttongrass plains

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

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234Tasmanian Swamp Tigertail (Synthemis tasmanica)

Tasmanian Swamp Tigertail (Synthemis tasmanica)

Australian distribution of Synthemis tasmanica

Inhabits seepages, swamps and montane trickles

© 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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146Unicorn Darner (Austroaeschna unicornis)

Unicorn Darner (Austroaeschna unicornis)

Australian distribution of Austroaeschna unicornis

Inhabits rivers and streams

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

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188Yellow-striped Hunter (Austrogomphus guerini)

Yellow-striped Hunter (Austrogomphus guerini)

Australian distribution of Austrogomphus guerini

Inhabits streams, rivers and lakes

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

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