Proudly supported by :: ACT Government :: Australian Native Plants Society (ANPS) Canberra Region NatureMapr NatureMapr

Dragonfly (Anisoptera)Orthetrum villosovittatum  

3 Fiery Skimmer at Rob Roy Range

2 images

Orthetrum villosovittatum at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019
Orthetrum villosovittatum at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019

Identification history

Dragonfly (Anisoptera) Orthetrum villosovittatum 14 Feb 2019 HarveyPerkins
Unidentified 14 Feb 2019 michaelb

Significant sighting

  14 Feb 2019

There are only a very few records of Fiery Skimmer in the ACT, and this is the first female I'm aware of. It is still unclear if they have bred here, or if they migrate in from more coastal areas.

Author's notes

In Rob Roy Reserve, in the hills to the east of Banks.

7 comments

   14 Feb 2019
Michael - great find. Apart from the two records already in CNM from late summer last season, I also found a single male along Condor Creek on 2 February this year. This is the first female I know of for the ACT.
michaelb wrote:
   15 Feb 2019
Thanks Harvey
I didn't expect to see dragonflies in Rob Roy at all, so glad to get a rare one.
   15 Feb 2019
I know your sighting is already a month ago, but it might be worth a look around the Banks wetlands just in case there are others about. If so, it would be much more convincing of a small degree of local breeding - perhaps. I won't be aroundbthis weekend so won't be able to do so myself.
michaelb wrote:
   15 Feb 2019
I'm not sure what you mean by the Banks wetland. Do you mean the wet area of the same creek just near the flood control dam?
   15 Feb 2019
Yes - a string of 3 ponds on N side of Tom Roberts Ave. Or any other vegetated creeky bits in the general area.
michaelb wrote:
   15 Feb 2019
The "string of 3 ponds on N side of Tom Roberts Ave" is called the Conder Wetlands, adjacent to Tuggeranong Hill Res.
   15 Feb 2019
As well as the wet area just downstream from the flood control dam. If it's wet. I haven't yet made it to that specific spot.

Please Login or Register to comment.

Nearby Sightings

Page 1 of 1 pages - image sightings only 38 0 38

Chrysocephalum semipapposum at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019 Scutellaria humilis at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019 Ajuga australis at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019 Bursaria spinosa at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019 Gastrimargus musicus at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019 Cerdistus sp. (genus) (TBC) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019 Paralucia pyrodiscus at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019 Hypericum perforatum at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019 Aquila audax at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019 Lavandula stoechas at Rob Roy Range - 28 Mar 2017 Brachychiton populneus at Rob Roy Range - 28 Mar 2017 Indigofera australis subsp. australis at Rob Roy Range - 26 Sep 2015 Cymbonotus sp. at Rob Roy Range - 26 Sep 2015 Luzula densiflora at Rob Roy Range - 26 Sep 2015 Stellaria pungens at Rob Roy Range - 26 Sep 2015 Chrysocephalum semipapposum at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014 Orthodera ministralis at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014 Acaena novae-zelandiae at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014 Bursaria spinosa at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014 Indigofera adesmiifolia at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014 Senecio bathurstianus at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014 Hydrocotyle laxiflora at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014 Ajuga australis at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014 Stellaria pungens at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014 Glycine clandestina at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014 Daviesia mimosoides at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014 Bulbine glauca at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014 Bulbine glauca at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014 Clematis leptophylla at Rob Roy Range - 23 Sep 2014 Senecio bathurstianus at Rob Roy Range - 23 Sep 2014 Ophioglossum lusitanicum subsp. coriaceum at Rob Roy Range - 30 Aug 2014 Cymbonotus lawsonianus at Rob Roy Range - 30 Aug 2014 Sporobolus creber at Rob Roy Range - 28 Jan 2007 Centipeda cunninghamii at Rob Roy Range - 28 Dec 2000 Pelargonium australe at Rob Roy Range - 5 Dec 2000 Bulbine glauca at Rob Roy Range - 9 Nov 2000 Adiantum aethiopicum at Rob Roy Range - 9 Nov 2000 Carex appressa at Rob Roy Range - 23 Sep 2000
Chrysocephalum semipapposum at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019
Scutellaria humilis at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019
Ajuga australis at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019
Bursaria spinosa at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019
Gastrimargus musicus at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (TBC) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019
Paralucia pyrodiscus at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019
Hypericum perforatum at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019
Aquila audax at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019
Lavandula stoechas at Rob Roy Range - 28 Mar 2017
Brachychiton populneus at Rob Roy Range - 28 Mar 2017
Indigofera australis subsp. australis at Rob Roy Range - 26 Sep 2015
Cymbonotus sp. at Rob Roy Range - 26 Sep 2015
Luzula densiflora at Rob Roy Range - 26 Sep 2015
Stellaria pungens at Rob Roy Range - 26 Sep 2015
Chrysocephalum semipapposum at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014
Orthodera ministralis at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014
Acaena novae-zelandiae at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014
Bursaria spinosa at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014
Indigofera adesmiifolia at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014
Senecio bathurstianus at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014
Hydrocotyle laxiflora at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014
Ajuga australis at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014
Stellaria pungens at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014
Glycine clandestina at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014
Daviesia mimosoides at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014
Bulbine glauca at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014
Bulbine glauca at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014
Clematis leptophylla at Rob Roy Range - 23 Sep 2014
Senecio bathurstianus at Rob Roy Range - 23 Sep 2014
Ophioglossum lusitanicum subsp. coriaceum at Rob Roy Range - 30 Aug 2014
Cymbonotus lawsonianus at Rob Roy Range - 30 Aug 2014
Sporobolus creber at Rob Roy Range - 28 Jan 2007
Centipeda cunninghamii at Rob Roy Range - 28 Dec 2000
Pelargonium australe at Rob Roy Range - 5 Dec 2000
Bulbine glauca at Rob Roy Range - 9 Nov 2000
Adiantum aethiopicum at Rob Roy Range - 9 Nov 2000
Carex appressa at Rob Roy Range - 23 Sep 2000

Page 1 

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Vagrant Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 12 Jan 2019 6:01 PM Recorded on
  • michaelb Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness Frogwatch ACT and Region Atlas of Life Budawang Coast
1166786 sightings of 5069 species in 954 locations from 2209 members
Powered by NatureMapr |  Canberra Nature Map operates under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia |  Privacy