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Tau Emerald A lateral view is shared here to show the pretty flash of turquoise on the thorax. This took quite some doing as the dragon was very restless in nature. <br />
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Body length 50 mm.  Australia,Dragonfly,Geotagged,Hemicordulia tau,Macro,Odonata,Tau emerald,arthropod,corduliidae,fauna,insect,invertebrate,summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Tau Emerald

A lateral view is shared here to show the pretty flash of turquoise on the thorax. This took quite some doing as the dragon was very restless in nature.

Body length 50 mm.

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  1. Oh so pretty! Posted 11 months 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 Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Jul 25, 2019. Captured Dec 16, 2017 11:51 in 21 Myamblah Cres, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.