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Blue spotted hawker - female

Adversaeschna brevistyla

Description:

This large colorful dragonfly was resting until I got too close and instantly flew away. In the foliage, it hid very well.

Habitat:

Resting in a gum tree

Notes:

http://lifeunseen.com/index2_item_3768.p... http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_... This link shows the blue spots http://strathbogierangesnatureview.wordp...

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6 Comments

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

Thanks for your comments

BobHoward
BobHoward 8 years ago

Awesome series...

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Great capture!!! Nice macro!!

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

Thank you frank.
Even with a field guide, I have little idea which species this is.
http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...

Frank Weaver
Frank Weaver 8 years ago

You have an amazing camera! How sharp the dragonfly look its unbelievable, I can see its wing so clearly :-) Its true that it hid on the foliage well, on the third picture I had a hard time spotting it. Thank you for submitting this spotting.

MartinL
Spotted by
MartinL

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Feb 22, 2012
Submitted on Feb 22, 2012

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