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Checklist Victoria: 76 species

The checklist below contains the 76 species which have been reported from the area Victoria. The list is sorted based on the species' scientific names, with damselflies (Zygoptera) sorted before dragonflies (Anisoptera). Click here if you would like to see the list sorted on the species' common 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.

Victoria

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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30Powdered Flatwing (Austroargiolestes calcaris)

Powdered Flatwing (Austroargiolestes calcaris)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams, deep pools and boggy seepages

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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34Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas)

Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams and rivers, including those that dry to pools

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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98Splendid Longlegs (Austrocnemis splendida)

Splendid Longlegs (Austrocnemis splendida)

Australian distribution

Inhabits still and sluggish 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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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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4Inland Ringtail (Austrolestes aridus)

Inland Ringtail (Austrolestes aridus)

Australian distribution

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

© 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

© 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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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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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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99Large Riverdamsel (Caliagrion billinghursti)

Large Riverdamsel (Caliagrion billinghursti)

Australian distribution

Inhabits sluggish rivers, riverine pools, lakes and 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

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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54Whitewater Rockmaster (Diphlebia lestoides)

Whitewater Rockmaster (Diphlebia lestoides)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams and rivers

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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55Arrowhead Rockmaster (Diphlebia nymphoides)

Arrowhead Rockmaster (Diphlebia nymphoides)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams and rivers, including slow and intermittently flowing rivers

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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38Grey-Chested Flatwing (Griseargiolestes eboracus)

Grey-Chested Flatwing (Griseargiolestes eboracus)

Australian distribution

Inhabits boggy seepages and sphagnum bogs

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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41Alpine Flatwing (Griseargiolestes intermedius)

Alpine Flatwing (Griseargiolestes intermedius)

Australian distribution

Inhabits boggy seepages, swamps and bogs associated with streams

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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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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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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80Orange Threadtail (Nososticta solida)

Orange Threadtail (Nososticta solida)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams, rivers and riverine pools, including small stagnant pools and lakes

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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105Gold-Fronted Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion aureofrons)

Gold-Fronted Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion aureofrons)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams, rivers, riverine pools and lagoons

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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110Blue Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion microcephalum)

Blue Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion microcephalum)

Australian distribution

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

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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70Powdered Wiretail (Rhadinosticta simplex)

Powdered Wiretail (Rhadinosticta simplex)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams and rivers

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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22Bronze Needle (Synlestes weyersii)

Bronze Needle (Synlestes weyersii)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams and rivers

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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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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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)

© 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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169Southern Dragon (Antipodogomphus acolythus)

Southern Dragon (Antipodogomphus acolythus)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams, rivers and riverine pools

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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243Nighthawk (Apocordulia macrops)

Nighthawk (Apocordulia macrops)

Australian distribution

Inhabits rivers

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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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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133Mountain Darner (Austroaeschna atrata)

Mountain Darner (Austroaeschna atrata)

Australian distribution

Inhabits montane streams, generally upper reaches

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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137Alpine Darner (Austroaeschna flavomaculata)

Alpine Darner (Austroaeschna flavomaculata)

Australian distribution

Inhabits alpine trickles and run-off waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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139Whitewater Darner (Austroaeschna inermis)

Whitewater Darner (Austroaeschna inermis)

Australian distribution

Inhabits montane rivers and streams

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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140Grampian Darner (Austroaeschna ingrid)

Grampian Darner (Austroaeschna ingrid)

Australian distribution

Inhabits small streams, including waterfall and bog conditions in headwaters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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142Multi-Spotted Darner (Austroaeschna multipunctata)

Multi-Spotted Darner (Austroaeschna multipunctata)

Australian distribution

Inhabits small montane streams

© 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

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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146Forest Darner (Austroaeschna pulchra)

Forest Darner (Austroaeschna pulchra)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams and rivers

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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149Conehead Darner (Austroaeschna subapicalis)

Conehead Darner (Austroaeschna subapicalis)

Australian distribution

Inhabits montane streams

© 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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245Eastern Hawk (Austrocordulia refracta)

Eastern Hawk (Austrocordulia refracta)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams, rivers and riverine pools

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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177Twinspot Hunter (Austroepigomphus praeruptus)

Twinspot Hunter (Austroepigomphus praeruptus)

Australian distribution

Inhabits sluggish streams and rivers, including isolated riverine pools

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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180Murray River Hunter (Austrogomphus angelorum)

Murray River Hunter (Austrogomphus angelorum)

Australian distribution

Inhabits mature slow-flowing parts of the Murray River

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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182Inland Hunter (Austrogomphus australis)

Inland Hunter (Austrogomphus australis)

Australian distribution

Inhabits rivers and riverine pools

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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185Unicorn Hunter (Austrogomphus cornutus)

Unicorn Hunter (Austrogomphus cornutus)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams and rivers

© 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

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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191Jade Hunter (Austrogomphus ochraceus)

Jade Hunter (Austrogomphus ochraceus)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams, rivers and lakes

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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115Alpine Redspot (Austropetalia tonyana)

Alpine Redspot (Austropetalia tonyana)

Australian distribution

Inhabits narrow trickles, sphagnum swamps and splash zone of waterfalls

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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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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242Common Shutwing (Cordulephya pygmaea)

Common Shutwing (Cordulephya pygmaea)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams and rivers

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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276Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons)

Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons)

Australian distribution

Inhabits wide range of still and sluggish waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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129Wide-Faced Darner (Dendroaeschna conspersa)

Wide-Faced Darner (Dendroaeschna conspersa)

Australian distribution

Inhabits lowland streams

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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277Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata)

Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata)

Australian distribution

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

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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278Scarlet Percher (Diplacodes haematodes)

Scarlet Percher (Diplacodes haematodes)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams and rivers as well as still waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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279Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis)

Black-Faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis)

Australian distribution

Inhabits riverine pools, lakes, ponds and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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218Small Tigertail (Eusynthemis brevistyla)

Small Tigertail (Eusynthemis brevistyla)

Australian distribution

Inhabits upland streams and rivers

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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220Southern Tigertail (Eusynthemis guttata)

Southern Tigertail (Eusynthemis guttata)

Australian distribution

Inhabits alpine and montane streams

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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225Mountain Tigertail (Eusynthemis tillyardi)

Mountain Tigertail (Eusynthemis tillyardi)

Australian distribution

Inhabits coastal and montane streams

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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228Golden Tigertail (Eusynthemis virgula)

Golden Tigertail (Eusynthemis virgula)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams and rivers

© 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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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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197Southern Vicetail (Hemigomphus gouldii)

Southern Vicetail (Hemigomphus gouldii)

Australian distribution

Inhabits permanent streams and rivers

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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198Stout Vicetail (Hemigomphus heteroclytus)

Stout Vicetail (Hemigomphus heteroclytus)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams and rivers, which during summer are often reduced to trickles between the pools

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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290Common Archtail (Nannophlebia risi)

Common Archtail (Nannophlebia risi)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams and rivers

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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291Australian Pygmyfly (Nannophya australis)

Australian Pygmyfly (Nannophya australis)

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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157Southern Riffle Darner (Notoaeschna sagittata)

Southern Riffle Darner (Notoaeschna sagittata)

Australian distribution

Inhabits rapid streams and rivers

© 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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304Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum)

Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum)

Australian distribution

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

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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305Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)

Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)

Australian distribution

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

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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229Royal Tigertail (Parasynthemis regina)

Royal Tigertail (Parasynthemis regina)

Australian distribution

Inhabits sluggish streams that dry to pools, stagnant riverine pools 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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158Southern Cascade Darner (Spinaeschna tripunctata)

Southern Cascade Darner (Spinaeschna tripunctata)

Australian distribution

Inhabits streams and rivers

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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231Swamp Tigertail (Synthemis eustalacta)

Swamp Tigertail (Synthemis eustalacta)

Australian distribution

Inhabits boggy seepages and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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160Southern Evening Darner (Telephlebia brevicauda)

Southern Evening Darner (Telephlebia brevicauda)

Australian distribution

Inhabits margins of small streams, small alpine bogs

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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317Common Glider (Tramea loewii)

Common Glider (Tramea loewii)

Australian distribution

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

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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