Saturday, April 9, 2016

Blue-spotted Hawker Dragonfly

9 April 2016

FEMALE BLUE-SPOTTED HAWKER DRAGONFLY

I photographed this large dragonfly at our patch, resting on the trunk of a small tree overhanging a small waterhole.  I am new at learning to idenfity them and so had to call in advice from the experts on this one.  Thanks to Rob Ashdown & Rod Hobson for identifying it as a female Blue-spotted Hawker Dragonfly (Adversaeschna brevistyla), that was getting on in age and a little worse for wear.  

Female Blue-spotted Hawker Dragonfly (Adversaeschna brevistyla)
Female Blue-spotted Hawker Dragonfly (Adversaeschna brevistyla)
More information about the Blue-spotted Hawker in South-East Queensland can be found on the Brisbane Insects Page here.

J.G.

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