Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Kapokapowai

Uropetala carovei

Description:

Huge yellow striped dragonfly

1 Species ID Suggestions

Kapokapowai
Uropetala carovei Uropetala carovei


Sign in to suggest organism ID

3 Comments

ShannaB
ShannaB 9 years ago

Hi Harry, great spotting! Since this dragonfly has two common names - NZ Bush Giant Dragonfly or Kapokapowai - you could choose to write them both in the common name field, or maybe choose one and then make a note of the other one in the notes section. (So, for example, it is interesting to note that Kapokopowai is the name of this dragonfly in the Maori language.) 'Uropetala carovei' is the scientific name, so that's would you should put in the scientific name field.

I am sorry dear harryBrian, but the Golden-ringed Dragonfly is a British species . The dragonfly in your pics, is a Kapokapowai (uropetala karovei) the New Zealand bush giant dragonfly.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uropetala_c...

HelenForlong
HelenForlong 9 years ago

What an amazing insect!

Harry3
Spotted by
Harry3

Wellington, New Zealand

Spotted on Jan 11, 2013
Submitted on Jan 12, 2013

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team