Dragonflies: Hemicordulia

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Source: ALA

H. intermedia, QLD
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Common Nameemeralds
FamilyCorduliidae
GenusHemicordulia Selys, 1870
DescriptionThese are medium-sized dragonflies predominantly yellow and black, with the dark areas on the tail often appearing greenish. Females of this species deposit their eggs directly into water from in flight by dipping the end of their tails briefly into the water.
Australian SpeciesHemicordulia australiae (ACT NSW QLD SA TAS VIC WA) type
Hemicordulia continentalis (NSW QLD)
Hemicordulia flava (NT)
Hemicordulia intermedia (NSW NT QLD WA)
Hemicordulia kalliste (NT QLD)
Hemicordulia koomina (WA)
Hemicordulia novaehollandiae (status uncertain)
Hemicordulia superba (NSW QLD)
Hemicordulia tau (ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA)
Similar GeneraProcordulia

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