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Blue Skimmer at Wonboyn, NSW

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Orthetrum caledonicum at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Jan 2017
Orthetrum caledonicum at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Jan 2017
Orthetrum caledonicum at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Jan 2017
Orthetrum caledonicum at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Jan 2017
Orthetrum caledonicum at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Jan 2017

Identification history

Dragonfly Orthetrum caledonicum 5 Sep 2017 KerriLee

Author's notes

Male beginning to develop the 'pruinose' blue colouring. This is a waxy layer that many Odonata species deposit on the cuticle as they mature. In this male the underlying yellow and black colour is still evident.

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Hemicordulia australiae at Wonboyn, NSW - 20 Mar 2016
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Chauliognathus imperialis at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Jan 2016
Ectomocoris patricius at Wonboyn, NSW - 10 Jan 2016
Orthodera ministralis at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Dec 2015
Lissopimpla excelsa at Wonboyn, NSW - 9 Dec 2015
Ishidaella sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 23 Nov 2015
Castiarina scalaris at Wonboyn, NSW - 22 Nov 2015
Oncopeltus sordidus at Wonboyn, NSW - 31 Jan 2015
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Paraoxypilus tasmaniensis at Wonboyn, NSW - 15 Jan 2015
Lamprima aurata at Wonboyn, NSW - 26 Nov 2014
Adversaeschna brevistyla at Wonboyn, NSW - 14 Oct 2014
Eupoecila australasiae at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2014
Orthodera ministralis at Wonboyn, NSW - 15 Apr 2017
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Mar 2017
Acrida conica at Wonboyn, NSW - 20 Mar 2017
Orthetrum caledonicum at Wonboyn, NSW - 9 Feb 2017
Austroscolia soror at Wonboyn, NSW - 8 Feb 2017
Austroargiolestes icteromelas icteromelas at Wonboyn, NSW - 6 Jan 2017
Hemicordulia tau at Wonboyn, NSW - 29 Dec 2016
Austroagrion watsoni at Wonboyn, NSW - 29 Dec 2016
Austroagrion watsoni at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Dec 2016
Chauliognathus sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Nov 2016
Pseudopantilius australis at Wonboyn, NSW - 31 Oct 2016
Austrolestes leda at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Oct 2016
Austrolestes psyche at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Oct 2016
Austrolestes leda at Wonboyn, NSW - 26 Oct 2016
Orthorhinus cylindrirostris at Wonboyn, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Plecia dimidiata at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2016
Hemicordulia australiae at Wonboyn, NSW - 20 Mar 2016
Chrysolopus spectabilis at Wonboyn, NSW - 27 Feb 2016
Glycaspis sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Feb 2016
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Feb 2016
Sextius sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 15 Feb 2016
Chauliognathus imperialis at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Jan 2016
Ectomocoris patricius at Wonboyn, NSW - 10 Jan 2016
Orthodera ministralis at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Dec 2015
Lissopimpla excelsa at Wonboyn, NSW - 9 Dec 2015
Ishidaella sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 23 Nov 2015
Castiarina scalaris at Wonboyn, NSW - 22 Nov 2015
Oncopeltus sordidus at Wonboyn, NSW - 31 Jan 2015
Oncopeltus sordidus at Wonboyn, NSW - 27 Jan 2015
Paraoxypilus tasmaniensis at Wonboyn, NSW - 15 Jan 2015
Lamprima aurata at Wonboyn, NSW - 26 Nov 2014
Adversaeschna brevistyla at Wonboyn, NSW - 14 Oct 2014
Eupoecila australasiae at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2014

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