Dragonfly (Anisoptera)Austropetalia tonyana  

3 Alpine Redspot

Austropetalia tonyana at Suppressed - 30 Dec 2017

Identification history

Dragonfly (Anisoptera) Austropetalia tonyana 8 Jan 2018 HarveyPerkins1K

Significant sighting

HarveyPerkins1K noted:
8 Jan 2018

Rare and probably highly sensitive. There have probably been no reported/recorded sightings for several decades.

Author's notes

This male Alpine Redspot was hawking along a stretch of Corin road. It settled only briefly on some roadside bushes before then disappearing into the forest. As far as is known, this species normally frequents waterfalls where the eggs are laid in mosses and decaying vegetation in the splash zone. The occurrence of this individual in the forest, and at this location, was very unexpected.

1 comment

MichaelMulvaney1.1K wrote:
   9 Jan 2018
Well done Harvey great to see that this dragonfly still lives on in the ACT

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Species information

  • Highly Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 30 Dec 2017 Recorded on
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