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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

Southern Evening Darner

Telephlebia brevicauda

Telephlebia brevicauda Distribution Male Telephlebia brevicauda Male Telephlebia brevicauda
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Date & Time: 7 February 2006 13:30
Location: Mount Buffalo

Female Telephlebia brevicauda Female Telephlebia brevicauda
Image: 640×512, 51KB
Date & Time: 28 January 2008 19:30
Place: Alpine National Park

Closeup of Southern Evening Darner Closeup of Southern Evening Darner
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Date & Time: 28 January 2008 19:30
Place: Alpine National Park

Telephlebia are a reasonably large but generally slender, mostly brown dragonflies genus. The only species recorded in Victoria is the Southern Evening Darner, where it can easily be identified from other species by the dark strip near the leading edges of the wings. As suggested by its common name, its most active around dusk and in the evening.

Its distribution ranges from the Otways in southern Victoria to the NSW border and is not uncommon. Telephlebia brevicauda can be found at most altitudes, usually in forested areas near running water.

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