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Common Bluetail

Family Coenagrionidae, Ischnura heterosticta

Description:

Brilliant blue and black damselfly, 6cm body length. Hosting several mites. Weak flier, perches frequently on vegetation.

Habitat:

Cruising the grasslands at James Cook University Cairns campus


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4 Comments

sarahaw1981
sarahaw1981 6 years ago

Sorry, just read "mites". Brilliant photos. :-)

sarahaw1981
sarahaw1981 6 years ago

Does anyone know what the brownish dots are? Quite interesting.

Olivia Chee
Olivia Chee 6 years ago

Nice capture!

kittuandme
kittuandme 6 years ago

Wow!

Andrea Lim
Spotted by
Andrea Lim

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Lat: -16.82, Long: 145.69

Spotted on Dec 1, 2012
Submitted on Mar 10, 2013

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