Dragonflies: Orthetrum

Damselflies Austroagrion cyane Austroagrion watsoni Austroargiolestes calcaris Austrocnemis splendida Austrolestes annulosus Austrolestes aridus Austrolestes cingulatus Austrolestes io Austrolestes leda Austrolestes psyche Coenagrion lyelli Hemiphlebia mirabilis Ischnura aurora Ischnura heterosticta Pseudagrion microcephalum Xanthagrion erythroneurum Dragonflies Anax papuensis Archaeosynthemis orientalis Austroaeschna ingrid Austroaeschna multipunctata Austroaeschna unicornis Austrogomphus guerini Austropetalia tonyana Austrothemis nigrescens Crocothemis nigrifrons Dendroaeschna conspersa Diplacodes bipunctata Diplacodes haematodes Diplacodes melanopsis Diplacodes trivialis Eusynthemis virgula Hemicordulia australiae Hemicordulia tau Notoaeschna sagittata Orthetrum caledonicum Parasynthemis regina Petalura gigantea Procordulia jacksoniensis Synthemis eustalacta Telephlebia brevicauda
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Source: ALA

O. caledonicum, VIC
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Common Nameskimmers
FamilyLibellulidae
GenusOrthetrum Newman, 1833
DescriptionMature males of this genera are either blue or red but females and immature males are hellow with black markings. Females deposit eggs directly into water, often with the mated male patrolling overhead guarding against other males.
Australian SpeciesOrthetrum balteatum (NT QLD)
Orthetrum boumiera (NSW QLD)
Orthetrum caledonicum (ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA)
Orthetrum migratum (NT QLD WA)
Orthetrum sabina (NSW NT QLD WA)
Orthetrum serapia (NT QLD)
Orthetrum villosovittatum (NSW NT QLD VIC)
Similar GeneraCrocothemis

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