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Damselflies

Agriocnemis pygmaea
Argiocnemis rubescens
Austroagrion cyane
Austroagrion watsoni
Austroargiolestes calcaris
Austroargiolestes icteromelas
Austrocnemis splendida
Austrolestes analis
Austrolestes annulosus
Austrolestes aridus
Austrolestes cingulatus
Austrolestes io
Austrolestes leda
Austrolestes psyche
Coenagrion lyelli
Diphlebia lestoides
Diphlebia nymphoides
Griseargiolestes intermedius
Ischnura aurora
Ischnura heterosticta
Hemiphlebia mirabilis
Nososticta solida
Pseudagrion aureofrons
Pseudagrion ignifer
Pseudagrion microcephalum
Rhadinosticta simplex
Synlestes weyersii
Xanthagrion erythroneurum


Common Bluetail

Ischnura heterosticta

Ischnura heterosticta Distribution Male Ischnura heterosticta Male Ischnura heterosticta
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Date & Time: 19 February 2005 13:50
Place: Winton Wetlands, Vermont

Female Ischnura heterosticta Female Ischnura heterosticta
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Date & Time: 27 September 2006 15:10
Place: Deep Lead

Mating Ischnura heterosticta Mating Ischnura heterosticta
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Date & Time: 11 March 2006 14:15
Place: Yarra River, Warrandyte State Park

These are small damselflies where the males have mostly blue eyes (with some black), blue thorax (with black shoulders) and a blue ringed tail. The females are mostly green though sometimes light brown. It is common and can be found throughout Australia, particularly on vegetation around the edges of still or flowing water. In Victoria it can be out from spring to autumn.

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