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Damselfly Species

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

Dragonfly Species

Adversaeschna brevistyla
Archaeosynthemis orientalis
Austroaeschna atrata
Austroaeschna flavomaculata
Austroaeschna inermis
Austroaeschna ingrid
Austroaeschna multipunctata
Austroaeschna parvistigma
Austroaeschna pulchra
Austroaeschna sigma
Austroaeschna subapicalis
Austroaeschna unicornis
Austrocordulia refracta
Austrogomphus amphiclitus
Austrogomphus australis
Austrogomphus cornutus
Austrogomphus guerini
Austrogomphus melaleucae
Austrogomphus ochraceus
Austropetalia tonyana
Austrothemis nigrescens
Cordulephya montana
Cordulephya pygmaea
Crocothemis nigrifrons
Dendroaeschna conspersa
Diplacodes bipunctata
Diplacodes haematodes
Diplacodes melanopsis
Eusynthemis brevistyla
Eusynthemis guttata
Eusynthemis virgula
Hemianax papuensis
Hemicordulia australiae
Hemicordulia tau
Hemigomphus gouldii
Hemigomphus heteroclytus
Nannophlebia risi
Nannophya australis
Nannophya dalei
Notoaeschna sagittata
Orthetrum caledonicum
Orthetrum villosovittatum
Parasynthemis regina
Procordulia jacksoniensis
Spinaeschna tripunctata
Synthemis eustalacta
Telephlebia brevicauda
Tramea loewii

Unseen Dragonflies and Damselflies

This table lists odonata species that I have not seen in Victoria but that have been recorded in or near this state as well as some comments based on my experiences.

Scientific Name Common Name Last Record Location Comments
Acanthaeschna victoria Thylacine Darner never East Gippsland Has been recorded in southern NSW close to the Victorian border.
Antipodogomphus acolythus Southern Dragon 3 Dec 1966 lower Goulburn River Only recorded once in Victoria over 50 years ago but perhaps exists to the north (but uncommon).
Apocordulia macrops Nighthawk Jan 1979 Wodonga Apparently strictly crepuscular (active during dawn and dusk twilight). I have visited the site near Wodonga numerous times but so far without success.
Austroaeschna inermis Whitewater Darner 2006 High Country Although I've seen this species in NSW I have yet to eyeball it in Victoria.
Austroepigomphus praeruptus 1857 South Australia Described from one since lost male specimen near the Victorian border — possible confused identification.
Austrogomphus angelorum Murray River Hunter ? X Recorded a few times 100 years ago around the SA–Vic–NSW borders — most probably extinct.
Caliagrion billinghursti Large Riverdamsel ? X -
Crocothemis nigrifrons Black-headed Skimmer never ? Observed a few kilometers from the Victorian border in South Australia.
Eusynthemis tillyardi Mountain Tigertail 1987 eastern hills -
Griseargiolestes eboracus Grey-chested Flatwing ? Alps One record from just inside the Victorian border in the Alpine National Park.
Pantala flavescens Wandering Glider Jan 2011 Melbourne Occasional visitor to Victoria travelling on hot northerlies.
Petalura gigantea South-eastern Petaltail never East Gippsland Has been recorded only 5km from the Victorian border.
Telephlebia godeffroyi Eastern Evening Darner never X The known range extends as far as Bega.
See also my list of new species

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