19 Dragonflies in Bunyip State Park

22 December 2010

I had an interesting day today — was looking for orchids and dragonflies. Saw very little of the first but many of the last; 19 species to be exact. This includes a new species for me, Swamp Bluet Coenagrion lyelli, which is listed as "Near Threatened" by the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment (2009) Advisory List of Threatened Invertebrate Fauna in Victoria - 2009.

    Damselflies
  1. Eastern Billabongfly (Austroagrion watsoni)
  2. Wandering Ringtail (Austrolestes leda)
  3. Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum)
  4. Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas)
  5. Swamp Bluet (Coenagrion lyelli)
  6. Aurora Bluetail (Ischnura aurora)
  7. Common Bluetail (Ischnura heterosticta)
  8. Bronze Needle (Synlestes weyersii)
  9. Slender Ringtail (Austrolestes analis)
    Dragonflies
  1. Tau Emerald (Hemicordulia tau)
  2. Yellow-striped Hunter (Austrogomphus guerini)
  3. Black-faced Percher (Diplacodes melanopsis)
  4. Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata)
  5. Southern Tigertail (Eusynthemis guttata)
  6. Eastern Swamp Emerald (Procordulia jacksoniensis)
  7. Blue-spotted Hawker (Aeshna brevistyla)
  8. Southern Evening Darner (Telephlebia brevicauda)
  9. Australian Emperor (Hemianax papuensis)
  10. Multi-spotted Darner (Austroaeschna multipunctata)