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Tau Emarald dragonfly (Hemicordulia tau) A large dragonfly found resting on a tiny eucalyptus plant. <br />
About 80mm wingspan. Yellow pterostigma.<br />
In a local national park. Churchill NP Australia,ChurchillNP,Geotagged,Hemicordulia tau,Spring,Tau emerald Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Tau Emarald dragonfly (Hemicordulia tau)

A large dragonfly found resting on a tiny eucalyptus plant.
About 80mm wingspan. Yellow pterostigma.
In a local national park. Churchill NP

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  1. Beautiful female, this Corduliidae specimen is quite something, great find! cheers Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks RM. Sorry the location and light wasn't ideal but there was enough to ID. Posted 4 years ago

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The tau emerald , is a species of dragonfly in the family Corduliidae. It is found in all parts of Australia except northern Queensland and north-western Western Australia. The species was first described by Edmond de Sélys Longchamps in 1871.

They are medium-sized dragonflies, reaching a body length of about 50 mm.

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by Mark Ridgway
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By Mark Ridgway

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Uploaded Mar 11, 2016. Captured Nov 15, 2014 03:39 in Army Track, Lysterfield South VIC 3156, Australia.
  • DSC-HX30V
  • f/4.0
  • 1/80s
  • ISO100
  • 12.18mm