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Wandering Ringtail -♀

Austrolestes leda

Description:

This very slim damselfly was a dark colour with short pale orange bands around the anterior parts of each abdominal segment with the colour extending along the entire length on the ventral side. The synthorax showed a pale narrow median strip, indicating that this was a female ( much wider in male). Pterostigma on wings were brown.

Habitat:

Spotted in a Nature Reserve with a small wetland. This species is said to be found around standing water. Found all along the eastern half of Australia and all through Tasmania

Notes:

The males have blue patches on around abdominal segments set on black. The females are said to vary greatly and this one is black and orange. This species is said to rest perpendicular to the plant stem. http://www.dragonflypix.com/ausspecies/a... http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_... Family: Lestidae

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Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.86, Long: 145.32

Spotted on Jan 11, 2014
Submitted on Jan 12, 2014

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