Tau emerald

Hemicordulia tau

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.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderOdonata
FamilyCorduliidae
GenusHemicordulia
SpeciesH. tau
Photographed in
Australia