Penrose State Forest and Stingray Swamp

26 December 2014

For the previous two summers I had been exploring parts of New South Wales searching for the elusive petaltail dragonfly without success. So in the morning on the first day of this trip what happens but I find one! They are perchers, not constant fliers, so they are quite accommodating to photograph. With my primary goal achieved within half a day of a two week trip I wasn't sure what to do so I just ended up in "go slow" mode for the rest of my trip, exploring areas in more detail rather than just making flying visits.

Petalura is a genus of very large dragonflies endemic to Australia. Petalura gigantea is the most widely distributed and is found sporadically all along the NSW coast. It is however only about the fifth largest dragonfly in Australia, Austrophlebia costalis, a species I have photographed before, is larger.

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image/jpegbutterfly Heteronympha cordace Penrose141226-8709.jpg i26-Dec-2014 17:43 118 KB 960×720
image/jpegcaterpillar Penrose141226-8670.jpg i26-Dec-2014 14:06  62.2 KB 960×720
image/jpegcaterpillar Penrose141226-8671.jpg i26-Dec-2014 14:06  72.3 KB 960×720
image/jpegdamselfly Griseargiolestes griseus ♀ Penrose141226-8537.jpg i26-Dec-2014 09:56  63 KB 1120×720
image/jpegdamselfly Griseargiolestes griseus ♂ Penrose141226-8509.jpg i26-Dec-2014 09:22  70.4 KB 1024×768
image/jpegdamselfly Griseargiolestes griseus ♂ Penrose141226-8531.jpg i26-Dec-2014 09:46 108 KB 1024×768
image/jpegdamselfly Griseargiolestes griseus ♂ Penrose141226-8532.jpg i26-Dec-2014 09:48 105 KB 768×960
image/jpegdragonfly Hemianax papuensis ♀ Penrose141226-8451.jpg i26-Dec-2014 08:00 152 KB 1280×800
image/jpegdragonfly Hemicordulia australiae ♀ Penrose141226-8521.jpg i26-Dec-2014 09:38  79.8 KB 960×768
image/jpegdragonfly Petalura gigantea ♂ Penrose141226-8544.jpg i26-Dec-2014 10:08 126 KB 1024×800
image/jpegdragonfly Petalura gigantea ♂ Penrose141226-8548.jpg i26-Dec-2014 10:09 114 KB 1024×768
image/jpegdragonfly Petalura gigantea ♂ Penrose141226-8554.jpg i26-Dec-2014 10:12 121 KB 1024×768
image/jpegdragonfly Petalura gigantea ♂ Penrose141226-8565.jpg i26-Dec-2014 10:18 127 KB 1024×800
image/jpegfly Rutilia Ameniamima sp Penrose141226-8630.jpg i26-Dec-2014 13:16 112 KB 848×608
image/jpegfly Scaptia auriflua Penrose141226-8582.jpg i26-Dec-2014 11:00  83.9 KB 800×640
image/jpegfly Scaptia auriflua Penrose141226-8585.jpg i26-Dec-2014 11:01 129 KB 1120×800
image/jpegfolliage Penrose141226-8726.jpg i26-Dec-2014 18:57  78 KB 1024×768
image/jpegscene Penrose141226-8479.jpg i26-Dec-2014 08:28 126 KB 720×480
image/jpegscene Penrose141226-8662.jpg i26-Dec-2014 13:56 138 KB 720×480
image/jpegscene Stingray Swamp Penrose141226-8578.jpg i26-Dec-2014 10:32 124 KB 720×480
image/jpegscene Stingray Swamp Penrose141226-8621.jpg i26-Dec-2014 12:49  68.9 KB 720×480
image/jpegskipper Trapezites symmomus ♀ Penrose141226-8620.jpg i26-Dec-2014 12:40  72.4 KB 880×640
image/jpegwasp Penrose141226-8634.jpg i26-Dec-2014 13:20 152 KB 960×720
image/jpegwasp Tachysphex sp Penrose141226-8634.jpg i26-Dec-2014 13:20 151 KB 960×720
image/jpegwasp Tachysphex sp Penrose141226-8635.jpg i26-Dec-2014 13:20  94.2 KB 768×576
image/jpegwasp Tachysphex sp Penrose141226-8637.jpg i26-Dec-2014 13:21 145 KB 960×720

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