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Dragonfly (Anisoptera)Orthetrum villosovittatum  

3 Fiery Skimmer at Rob Roy Range

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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.

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Nearby Sightings

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Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019 Scutellaria humilis (Dwarf Skullcap) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019 Ajuga australis (Austral Bugloss) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019 Bursaria spinosa (Native Blackthorn) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019 Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019 Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019 Paralucia pyrodiscus (Fiery Copper) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019 Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019 Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019 Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender or Topped Lavender) at Rob Roy Range - 28 Mar 2017 Brachychiton populneus (Kurrajong) at Rob Roy Range - 28 Mar 2017 Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Rob Roy Range - 26 Sep 2015 Cymbonotus sp. (Bears Ear) at Rob Roy Range - 26 Sep 2015 Luzula densiflora (Woodrush) at Rob Roy Range - 26 Sep 2015 Stellaria pungens (Prickly Starwort) at Rob Roy Range - 26 Sep 2015 Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014 Orthodera ministralis (Garden mantis) at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014 Acaena novae-zelandiae (Bidgee Widgee) at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014 Bursaria spinosa (Native Blackthorn) at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014 Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014 Senecio bathurstianus (Rough fireweed) at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014 Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014 Ajuga australis (Austral Bugloss) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014 Stellaria pungens (Prickly Starwort) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014 Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014 Daviesia mimosoides (Bitter Pea) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014 Bulbine glauca (Rock Lily) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014 Bulbine glauca (Rock Lily) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014 Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Rob Roy Range - 23 Sep 2014 Senecio bathurstianus (Rough fireweed) at Rob Roy Range - 23 Sep 2014 Ophioglossum lusitanicum subsp. coriaceum (Austral Adder's Tongue) at Rob Roy Range - 30 Aug 2014 Cymbonotus lawsonianus (Bear's Ear) at Rob Roy Range - 30 Aug 2014 Sporobolus creber (Slender Rat's Tail Grass) at Rob Roy Range - 28 Jan 2007 Centipeda cunninghamii (Common Sneezeweed) at Rob Roy Range - 28 Dec 2000 Pelargonium australe (Native Stork’s Bill) at Rob Roy Range - 5 Dec 2000 Adiantum aethiopicum (Common maidenhair fern) at Rob Roy Range - 9 Nov 2000 Bulbine glauca (Rock Lily) at Rob Roy Range - 9 Nov 2000 Carex appressa (Tall Sedge) at Rob Roy Range - 23 Sep 2000
Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019
Scutellaria humilis (Dwarf Skullcap) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019
Ajuga australis (Austral Bugloss) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019
Bursaria spinosa (Native Blackthorn) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019
Paralucia pyrodiscus (Fiery Copper) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019
Hypericum perforatum (St John's Wort) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Jan 2019
Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender or Topped Lavender) at Rob Roy Range - 28 Mar 2017
Brachychiton populneus (Kurrajong) at Rob Roy Range - 28 Mar 2017
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Rob Roy Range - 26 Sep 2015
Cymbonotus sp. (Bears Ear) at Rob Roy Range - 26 Sep 2015
Luzula densiflora (Woodrush) at Rob Roy Range - 26 Sep 2015
Stellaria pungens (Prickly Starwort) at Rob Roy Range - 26 Sep 2015
Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014
Orthodera ministralis (Garden mantis) at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014
Acaena novae-zelandiae (Bidgee Widgee) at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014
Bursaria spinosa (Native Blackthorn) at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014
Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014
Senecio bathurstianus (Rough fireweed) at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014
Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Rob Roy Range - 7 Dec 2014
Ajuga australis (Austral Bugloss) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014
Stellaria pungens (Prickly Starwort) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014
Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014
Daviesia mimosoides (Bitter Pea) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014
Bulbine glauca (Rock Lily) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014
Bulbine glauca (Rock Lily) at Rob Roy Range - 12 Oct 2014
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Rob Roy Range - 23 Sep 2014
Senecio bathurstianus (Rough fireweed) at Rob Roy Range - 23 Sep 2014
Ophioglossum lusitanicum subsp. coriaceum (Austral Adder's Tongue) at Rob Roy Range - 30 Aug 2014
Cymbonotus lawsonianus (Bear's Ear) at Rob Roy Range - 30 Aug 2014
Sporobolus creber (Slender Rat's Tail Grass) at Rob Roy Range - 28 Jan 2007
Centipeda cunninghamii (Common Sneezeweed) at Rob Roy Range - 28 Dec 2000
Pelargonium australe (Native Stork’s Bill) at Rob Roy Range - 5 Dec 2000
Adiantum aethiopicum (Common maidenhair fern) at Rob Roy Range - 9 Nov 2000
Bulbine glauca (Rock Lily) at Rob Roy Range - 9 Nov 2000
Carex appressa (Tall Sedge) at Rob Roy Range - 23 Sep 2000

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Vagrant Native
  • Non-Invasive

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