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Dragonfly (Anisoptera)Parasynthemis regina

Royal Tigertail at Black Mountain

Parasynthemis regina at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016

Identification history

Dragonfly (Anisoptera) Parasynthemis regina 26 Dec 2016 HarveyPerkins
Dragonfly (Anisoptera) Parasynthemis regina 26 Dec 2016 HarveyPerkins
Dragonfly (Anisoptera) Synthemis eustalacta 25 Dec 2016 ibaird

Author's notes

Perched near small water filled depression, some distance from the larger dam.

2 comments

   26 Dec 2016
Hi Ian - nice pick-up. This is a Royal Tigertail, a relatively uncommon species in the ACT. I've picked them up at three locations in ACT so far (Pierces Creek, Callum Brae and National Arboretum), and I know of a record from the big dam at Mulligans Flat as well. They always seem to occur at (be restricted to) isolated clay-based 'farm' dams.
ibaird wrote:
   26 Dec 2016
Yes, thanks. I could see it was probably a tigertail, but I don't know them well. A beautifully named and looking species. You clearly have to be lucky to see them perching in that apparently characteristic pose to be able to get a good photo. I see Roger Farrow has a fine photo of one in his 'Insects of SE Australia' book, p. XIV.

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Nearby Sightings

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Melobasis sp. (genus) (Unidentified Melobasis jewel Beetle) at Black Mountain - 16 Feb 2019 Ditropidus sp. (genus) (Leaf beetle) at Black Mountain - 16 Feb 2019 Agrilus hypoleucus (Hypoleucus jewel beetle) at Black Mountain - 16 Feb 2019 Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Black Mountain - 15 Nov 2018 Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Black Mountain - 11 Sep 2018 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Sep 2017 Chiloglottis trapeziformis (Diamond ant orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Sep 2017 Caladenia sp. at Black Mountain - 27 Sep 2017 Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Black Mountain - 27 Sep 2017 Chiloglottis sp. at Black Mountain - 27 May 2017 Chiloglottis trapeziformis (Diamond ant orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 May 2017 Calochilus sp. (Bearded orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 May 2017 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 May 2017 Haloragis heterophylla (Varied Raspwort) at Black Mountain - 3 Jan 2017 Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 Maroga melanostigma (Fruit tree borer) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 Calomela curtisi (Acacia leaf beetle) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 Galanga labeculata (Double-spotted cicada) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 Aphrophorinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified spittlebug) at Black Mountain - 5 Dec 2016 Chiloglottis trapeziformis (Diamond ant orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Oct 2016 Thelymitra juncifolia (Large-spotted sun orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Oct 2016 Chiloglottis trapeziformis (Diamond ant orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Oct 2016 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Oct 2016 Thelymitra juncifolia (Large-spotted sun orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Oct 2016 Caladenia atrovespa (Green-comb Spider Orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Oct 2016 Calochilus montanus (Copper beard orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Oct 2016 Caladenia atrovespa (Green-comb Spider Orchid) at Black Mountain - 26 Oct 2016 Calochilus montanus (Copper beard orchid) at Black Mountain - 26 Oct 2016 Chiloglottis trapeziformis (Diamond ant orchid) at Black Mountain - 10 Sep 2015 Chiloglottis trapeziformis (Diamond ant orchid) at Black Mountain - 31 Aug 2015 Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at Black Mountain - 11 Oct 2014 Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 11 Oct 2014 Chiloglottis trapeziformis (Diamond ant orchid) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2014 Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2014 Thelymitra carnea (Tiny sun orchid) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2014 Thelymitra carnea (Tiny sun orchid) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2014 Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2014 Thelymitra carnea (Tiny sun orchid) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2014 Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2014
Melobasis sp. (genus) (Unidentified Melobasis jewel Beetle) at Black Mountain - 16 Feb 2019
Ditropidus sp. (genus) (Leaf beetle) at Black Mountain - 16 Feb 2019
Agrilus hypoleucus (Hypoleucus jewel beetle) at Black Mountain - 16 Feb 2019
Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Black Mountain - 15 Nov 2018
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Black Mountain - 11 Sep 2018
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Sep 2017
Chiloglottis trapeziformis (Diamond ant orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Sep 2017
Caladenia sp. at Black Mountain - 27 Sep 2017
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Black Mountain - 27 Sep 2017
Chiloglottis sp. at Black Mountain - 27 May 2017
Chiloglottis trapeziformis (Diamond ant orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 May 2017
Calochilus sp. (Bearded orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 May 2017
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 May 2017
Haloragis heterophylla (Varied Raspwort) at Black Mountain - 3 Jan 2017
Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016
Maroga melanostigma (Fruit tree borer) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016
Calomela curtisi (Acacia leaf beetle) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016
Galanga labeculata (Double-spotted cicada) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016
Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016
Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016
Aphrophorinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified spittlebug) at Black Mountain - 5 Dec 2016
Chiloglottis trapeziformis (Diamond ant orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Oct 2016
Thelymitra juncifolia (Large-spotted sun orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Oct 2016
Chiloglottis trapeziformis (Diamond ant orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Oct 2016
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Oct 2016
Thelymitra juncifolia (Large-spotted sun orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Oct 2016
Caladenia atrovespa (Green-comb Spider Orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Oct 2016
Calochilus montanus (Copper beard orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Oct 2016
Caladenia atrovespa (Green-comb Spider Orchid) at Black Mountain - 26 Oct 2016
Calochilus montanus (Copper beard orchid) at Black Mountain - 26 Oct 2016
Chiloglottis trapeziformis (Diamond ant orchid) at Black Mountain - 10 Sep 2015
Chiloglottis trapeziformis (Diamond ant orchid) at Black Mountain - 31 Aug 2015
Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at Black Mountain - 11 Oct 2014
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 11 Oct 2014
Chiloglottis trapeziformis (Diamond ant orchid) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2014
Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2014
Thelymitra carnea (Tiny sun orchid) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2014
Thelymitra carnea (Tiny sun orchid) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2014
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2014
Thelymitra carnea (Tiny sun orchid) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2014
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2014

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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  • 23 Dec 2016 1:56 PM Recorded on
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