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Ischnura heterosticta

Common Bluetail Damselfly at Pambula, NSW

Ischnura heterosticta at Pambula, NSW - 6 Jan 2019
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Identification history

Unidentified 8 Jan 2019 harris1737

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User's notes

Lots of reeds along the wetlands were they hide

2 comments

   8 Jan 2019
Hi Harris1737,

Nice detail shot of the head and thorax. Always useful for ID of dragonflies and damselflies. In fact sufficient in this case, but there are a lot of species and they can be tricky to ID. A full body shot showing the wing venation (where possible) and abdominal markings is always a worthwhile addition.
KerriLee wrote:
   8 Jan 2019
wonderful photo! those post ocular spots are distinctive for this species

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 7 Abundance
  • 6 Jan 2019 06:30 PM Recorded on
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