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Damselfly (Zygoptera)Griseargiolestes intermedius

Alpine Flatwing at Coree, ACT

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Griseargiolestes intermedius at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Griseargiolestes intermedius at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Griseargiolestes intermedius at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Griseargiolestes intermedius at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Griseargiolestes intermedius at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018

Identification history

Damselfly (Zygoptera) Griseargiolestes intermedius 1 Dec 2018 HarveyPerkins
Damselfly (Zygoptera) Griseargiolestes intermedius 1 Dec 2018 KenT
Damselfly (Zygoptera) Austroargiolestes icteromelas 29 Nov 2018 KenT

2 comments

   1 Dec 2018
Hi Ken - These are definitely not Common Flatwings. I'm pretty sure they (at least based on photos 1, 3 and 5 in particular) are in fact Alpine Flatwings. I'm completely unfamiliar with the territory to the north of Blues Hut, but Alpine Flatwings are usually in very slow flowing or essentially still, heavily vegetated, boggy wetlands and seepages. They are also noticibly smaller than Common Flatwings. Does this fit your observations.
KenT wrote:
   1 Dec 2018
Thanks Harvey, sorting out the species in Austroargiolestes and Grisargiolestes does nothing but continually confuse me. The habitat was as you describe it! and they were small weak flyers (flimsy fluttering between the sedges), didn't realise they were damselflies at first. I wasn't happy with my suggestion but had a complete brain fade wrt Grisargiolestes. So yes these are Griseargiolestes intermedius.

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Nearby Sightings

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Oedogonium sp. at Coree, ACT - 4 Dec 2018 Geranomyia sp. (genus) cnm2 (TBC) at Coree, ACT - 4 Dec 2018 Carex fascicularis at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Synthemis eustalacta at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Cyperus sphaeroideus at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Rubus anglocandicans at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Ranunculus repens at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Pleurotaenium truncatum at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Spirogyra sp. at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Kuehneola uredinis at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Briza minor at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Geranomyia sp. (genus) cnm2 (TBC) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Araneidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Cyperus lucidus at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Ranunculus amphitrichus at Coree, ACT - 25 Oct 2018
Oedogonium sp. at Coree, ACT - 4 Dec 2018
Geranomyia sp. (genus) cnm2 (TBC) at Coree, ACT - 4 Dec 2018
Carex fascicularis at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Synthemis eustalacta at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Cyperus sphaeroideus at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Rubus anglocandicans at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Ranunculus repens at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Pleurotaenium truncatum at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Spirogyra sp. at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Kuehneola uredinis at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Briza minor at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Geranomyia sp. (genus) cnm2 (TBC) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Araneidae sp. (family) (TBC) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Cyperus lucidus at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Ranunculus amphitrichus at Coree, ACT - 25 Oct 2018

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Location information

  • Coordinates 148.886194-35.278750
  • Places Coree, ACT

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 20 Nov 2018 7:09 AM Recorded on
  • KenT Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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