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Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum)

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PhotoID: AusDa008. Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) - male
Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) ♂

1 / 18; PhotoID: AusDa008 06/11/2006 14:00 F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
Capel Wetlands, Capel, WA [-33.556883°; 115.557250°]
PhotoID: AusDa009. Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) - male
Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) ♂

2 / 18; PhotoID: AusDa009 06/11/2006 14:02 F8 1/640 180mm ISO200 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
Capel Wetlands, Capel, WA [-33.556883°; 115.557250°]
PhotoID: AusDa010. Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) - male
Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) ♂

3 / 18; PhotoID: AusDa010 07/11/2006 15:26 F5.6 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
Donnelly River winery, Pemberton, WA [-34.321767°; 115.767900°]
PhotoID: AusDa011. Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) - male
Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) ♂

4 / 18; PhotoID: AusDa011 07/11/2006 15:37 F5.6 1/800 180mm ISO200 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
Donnelly River winery, Pemberton, WA [-34.321767°; 115.767900°]
PhotoID: AusDa012. Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) - male
Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) ♂

5 / 18; PhotoID: AusDa012 07/11/2006 15:40 F5.6 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
Donnelly River winery, Pemberton, WA [-34.321767°; 115.767900°]
PhotoID: AusDa034. Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) - female
Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) ♀

6 / 18; PhotoID: AusDa034 16/11/2006 14:28 F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
River Avon, Toodyay, WA [-31.545450°; 116.453100°]
PhotoID: AusDa105. Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) - male
Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) ♂

7 / 18; PhotoID: AusDa105 01/12/2008 10:01 F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Gara Gorge, Oxley Wild Rivers NP, NSW [-30.600483°; 151.799083°]
PhotoID: AusDa106. Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) - male
Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) ♂

8 / 18; PhotoID: AusDa106 01/12/2008 10:03 F5.6 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Gara Gorge, Oxley Wild Rivers NP, NSW [-30.600483°; 151.799083°]
PhotoID: AusDa107. Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) - female
Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) ♀

9 / 18; PhotoID: AusDa107 01/12/2008 11:08 F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Gara Gorge, Oxley Wild Rivers NP, NSW [-30.600483°; 151.799083°]
PhotoID: AusDa108. Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) - female
Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) ♀

10 / 18; PhotoID: AusDa108 01/12/2008 11:10 F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Gara Gorge, Oxley Wild Rivers NP, NSW [-30.600483°; 151.799083°]
PhotoID: AusDa109. Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) - female
Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) ♀

11 / 18; PhotoID: AusDa109 01/12/2008 11:30 F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Gara Gorge, Oxley Wild Rivers NP, NSW [-30.600483°; 151.799083°]
PhotoID: AusDa150. Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) - male
Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) ♂

12 / 18; PhotoID: AusDa150 21/12/2008 15:07 F8 1/180 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Adelong Creek, near Adelong, NSW [-35.295517°; 148.058350°]
PhotoID: AusDa151. Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) - male
Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) ♂

13 / 18; PhotoID: AusDa151 21/12/2008 15:08 F8 1/60 180mm ISO100 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Adelong Creek, near Adelong, NSW [-35.295517°; 148.058350°]
PhotoID: AusDa367. Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) - tandem
Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) ⚤

14 / 18; PhotoID: AusDa367 28/11/2011 12:23 F8 1/400 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond at Fagan Park, Hornsby, NSW [-33.639300°; 151.048033°]
PhotoID: AusDa371. Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) - male
Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) ♂

15 / 18; PhotoID: AusDa371 28/11/2011 13:17 F8 1/200 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond at Fagan Park, Hornsby, NSW [-33.639300°; 151.048033°]
PhotoID: AusDa386. Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) - male
Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) ♂

16 / 18; PhotoID: AusDa386 05/12/2011 13:32 F8 1/200 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Lakes in Centennial Park, Sydney, NSW [-33.901367°; 151.238383°]
PhotoID: AusDa387. Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) - male
Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) ♂

17 / 18; PhotoID: AusDa387 05/12/2011 13:35 F8 1/160 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Lakes in Centennial Park, Sydney, NSW [-33.901367°; 151.238383°]
PhotoID: AusDa388. Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) - male
Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) ♂

18 / 18; PhotoID: AusDa388 05/12/2011 13:38 F8 1/100 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Lakes in Centennial Park, Sydney, NSW [-33.901367°; 151.238383°]

Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum)

Australian distribution of Xanthagrion erythroneurum

Inhabits slow sections of mostly wider streams and still waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 1 of 54

  • ○ Damselflies without this combination of characters
b ↑
  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 14 of 54

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Anal vein leaving wing margin nearer to or beyond level of Ac
    ● Basal segment of hindwing anal vein, if present, not more than half length of Ac
b ↑
  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 35 of 54

  • ○ Damselflies with dark brown or black markings on pale background (reddish, yellow, green, blue, pale brown), or substantially dark, the dark areas in either case often with metallic sheen
b ↑
  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 37 of 54

  • couplet drawingcouplet drawing
  • ● Pterostigma of forewing similar in size to that of hindwing
    ● Female lacking ventral spine on abdominal segment 8
b ↑
  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 38 of 54

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Pterostigma markedly longer than wide
b ↑
  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 40 of 54

  • ○ Extensive dull orange to red markings on head, thorax and anterior abdomen

    ⇒ species: Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum)
a ↑
  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 48 of 54

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Posterior lobe of pronotum without forwardly directed, finger-like process on each side
b ↑
  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 50 of 54

  • couplet drawing
  • ○ Upper surface of abdominal segment 1 brown to black, with or without orange-brown dorsal and lateral marks
    ● Anal vein leaving wing margin at Ac
b ↑
  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 51 of 54

  • ○ Synthoracic terga, between wing bases, pale orange
    ○ Abdominal tergum 1 with triangular bronze dorsal mark partly divided by anterior, orange mid-dorsal line

    ⇒ species: Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum)
a ↑