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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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Bermius brachycerus (A grasshopper) at Coree, ACT - 2 Feb 2019 Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Coree, ACT - 2 Feb 2019 Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at Coree, ACT - 2 Feb 2019 Heteronympha cordace (Bright-eyed Brown) at Coree, ACT - 7 Jan 2019 Chrysolarentia conifasciata (Broad-banded Carpet) at Coree, ACT - 7 Jan 2019 Epilobium billardierianum subsp. hydrophilum at Coree, ACT - 4 Dec 2018 Oedogonium sp. (A filamentous green algae) at Coree, ACT - 4 Dec 2018 Ptilogyna sp. (genus) (A crane fly) at Coree, ACT - 4 Dec 2018 Carex fascicularis (Tassel Sedge) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Cyperus sphaeroideus (Scented Sedge) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Ranunculus repens (Creeping Buttercup) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Rubus anglocandicans (Blackberry) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Pleurotaenium truncatum (A desmid freshwater algae) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Spirogyra sp. (A green filamentous algae) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Kuehneola uredinis (A rust fungus) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Briza minor (Shivery Grass) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Ptilogyna sp. (genus) (A crane fly) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Cyperus sanguinolentus (A Sedge) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Larinia sp. (genus) (Larinia orb weaver) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Cyperus lucidus (Leafy flat sedge) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018 Ranunculus amphitrichus (Small River Buttercup) at Coree, ACT - 25 Oct 2018
Bermius brachycerus (A grasshopper) at Coree, ACT - 2 Feb 2019
Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Coree, ACT - 2 Feb 2019
Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at Coree, ACT - 2 Feb 2019
Heteronympha cordace (Bright-eyed Brown) at Coree, ACT - 7 Jan 2019
Chrysolarentia conifasciata (Broad-banded Carpet) at Coree, ACT - 7 Jan 2019
Epilobium billardierianum subsp. hydrophilum at Coree, ACT - 4 Dec 2018
Oedogonium sp. (A filamentous green algae) at Coree, ACT - 4 Dec 2018
Ptilogyna sp. (genus) (A crane fly) at Coree, ACT - 4 Dec 2018
Carex fascicularis (Tassel Sedge) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Cyperus sphaeroideus (Scented Sedge) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Ranunculus repens (Creeping Buttercup) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Rubus anglocandicans (Blackberry) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Pleurotaenium truncatum (A desmid freshwater algae) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Spirogyra sp. (A green filamentous algae) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Kuehneola uredinis (A rust fungus) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Briza minor (Shivery Grass) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Ptilogyna sp. (genus) (A crane fly) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Cyperus sanguinolentus (A Sedge) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Larinia sp. (genus) (Larinia orb weaver) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Cyperus lucidus (Leafy flat sedge) at Coree, ACT - 20 Nov 2018
Ranunculus amphitrichus (Small River Buttercup) at Coree, ACT - 25 Oct 2018

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Location

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
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