Freycinet National Park

18 February 2017

The previous evening I drove past the turn-off to Freycinet National Park, did some quick research and decided to stay the night and the next day. Most people just look at Wineglass Bay but from the lookout I also saw a nice swamp, that I checked out when I eventually made it there. Numerous dragonflies and damselflies were present but it was very windy and the afternoon cooled quickly. Odonata records are generally quite good for Tasmania but for some reason there were only three species listed previously (on ALA) for Freycinet. Below is a list of all the species I saw, with the ones in bold apparently not previously recorded there.
    Odonata in Freycinet NP
  1. Austrolestes annulosus
  2. Adversaeschna brevistyla
  3. Austroaeschna parvistigma
  4. Austrolestes analis
  5. Austrolestes cingulatus
  6. Austrolestes io
  7. Austrolestes psyche
  8. Austrothemis nigrescens
  9. Hemicordulia tau
  10. Ischnura aurora
  11. Ischnura heterosticta
  12. Procordulia jacksoniensis


Thanks to Allen Sundholm for identifying the jewel beetles.

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image/jpegbeefly Geron sp Freycinet170218-0714.jpg i18-Feb-2017 10:23  51.4 KB 800×600
image/jpegbee Lasioglossum sp Freycinet170218-0717.jpg i18-Feb-2017 10:24  81.6 KB 1024×768
image/jpegdamselfly Austrolestes io ♂ Freycinet170218-0777.jpg i18-Feb-2017 11:38  38.2 KB 960×720
image/jpegdamselfly Austrolestes io ♂ Freycinet170218-0784.jpg i18-Feb-2017 11:40 236 KB 2640×1536
image/jpegdamselfly Ischnura aurora ♂ Freycinet170218-0745.jpg i18-Feb-2017 11:09  51.4 KB 1024×768
image/jpegflower Gompholobium huegelii Freycinet170218-0955.jpg i18-Feb-2017 18:14  58.8 KB 880×720
image/jpegisopod Freycinet170218-0707.jpg i18-Feb-2017 09:39 109 KB 1024×768
image/jpegisopod Freycinet170218-0708.jpg i18-Feb-2017 09:39  57.8 KB 800×600
image/jpegjewel-beetle Castiarina tasmaniensis Freycinet170218-0951.jpg i18-Feb-2017 18:11 115 KB 1024×768
image/jpegjewel-beetle Temognatha mitchellii Freycinet170218-0763.jpg i18-Feb-2017 11:22 172 KB 1280×960
image/jpegleaf-beetle Paropsisterna obliterata Freycinet170218-0722.jpg i18-Feb-2017 10:28  59.5 KB 1024×768
image/jpegorchid Spiranthes australis Freycinet170218-0740.jpg i18-Feb-2017 11:08  82 KB 800×1200
image/jpegorchid Spiranthes australis Freycinet170218-0743.jpg i18-Feb-2017 11:09  53.8 KB 720×640
image/jpegpademelon Thylogale billardierii Freycinet170218-0787.jpg i18-Feb-2017 12:41 142 KB 1024×768
image/jpegpademelon Thylogale billardierii Freycinet170218-0944.jpg i18-Feb-2017 16:39  93.2 KB 1024×720
image/jpegpademelon Thylogale billardierii Freycinet170218-0948.jpg i18-Feb-2017 17:09 200 KB 1024×720
image/jpegscene Friendly Beeches Freycinet170218-0674.jpg i18-Feb-2017 07:56  63.2 KB 840×560
image/jpegscene Hazards Lagoon Freycinet170218-0885.jpg i18-Feb-2017 14:44  64.1 KB 840×560
image/jpegscene rainbow Freycinet170218-0961.jpg i18-Feb-2017 19:18  27.8 KB 720×480
image/jpegscene Wineglass Bay Freycinet170218-0807.jpg i18-Feb-2017 13:13  77.5 KB 960×640
image/jpegscene Wineglass Bay Freycinet170218-0825.jpg i18-Feb-2017 13:22 117 KB 1280×512
image/jpegscene Wineglass Bay Freycinet170218-0831.jpg i18-Feb-2017 13:29  93.8 KB 840×560
image/jpegscene Wineglass Bay Freycinet170218-0852.jpg i18-Feb-2017 14:02  78.3 KB 840×560
image/jpegwasp (Crabronidae) Freycinet170218-0928.jpg i18-Feb-2017 16:20 121 KB 800×600
image/jpegwasp (Gasteruptiidae) Freycinet170218-0908.jpg i18-Feb-2017 15:49  65 KB 800×600
image/jpegwasp (Gasteruptiidae) Freycinet170218-0916.jpg i18-Feb-2017 15:51  94.8 KB 1024×768
image/jpegwasp (Thynnidae) ♀ ♂ Freycinet170218-0728.jpg i18-Feb-2017 10:37  84.7 KB 960×720
image/jpegwasp (Thynnidae) ♀ ♂ Freycinet170218-0729.jpg i18-Feb-2017 10:38  86.3 KB 1024×768
image/jpegwasp (Thynnidae) ♂ Freycinet170218-0724.jpg i18-Feb-2017 10:35  82.9 KB 1024×768
image/jpegwasp (Tiphiidae) Freycinet170218-0758.jpg i18-Feb-2017 11:20 109 KB 960×720

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