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Damselfly (Zygoptera)Ischnura heterosticta

1 Common Bluetail at Mount Mugga Mugga

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Ischnura heterosticta at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Mar 2019
Ischnura heterosticta at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Mar 2019

Identification history

Damselfly (Zygoptera) Ischnura heterosticta 15 Mar 2019 HarveyPerkins
Damselfly (Zygoptera) Ischnura heterosticta 15 Mar 2019 BIrdsinCanberra

Author's notes

I think this was probably a male given its blue colour, thick stripe on its thorax and blue dots on top of the eyes. This damselfly was very placid, staying still while I took a few photographs. When it finally took off it almost got caught in the spider web but was strong enough to break free before the spider could react. It was flying around the reeds for a while landing on some other stalks but not staying long, and not being still enough for another photograph.

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Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 May 2019
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 16 Mar 2019
Leptotarsus (Macromastix) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Unidentified Macromastix crane fly) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Mar 2019
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Feb 2019
Nasutitermes sp. (genus) (Snouted termite, Gluegun termite) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 10 Feb 2019
Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 15 Dec 2018
Calocephalus citreus (Lemon Beauty Heads) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 15 Dec 2018
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 15 Dec 2018
Larinus latus (Onopordum seed weevil) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 15 Dec 2018
Onopordum acanthium (Scotch Thistle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 15 Dec 2018
Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Nov 2018
Fraxinus sp. (An Ash) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Feb 2018
Gleditsia triacanthos (Honey Locust, Thorny Locust) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Feb 2018
Schoenoplectus validus (River Club-rush) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 20 Jan 2018
Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 20 Jan 2018
Myrmecia nigriceps (Black-headed bull ant) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 20 Jan 2018
Leontodon saxatilis (Lesser Hawkbit, Hairy Hawkbit) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 20 Jan 2018
Typha sp. (Cumbungi) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 20 Jan 2018
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 21 Oct 2017
Kunzea parvifolia (Violet kunzea) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 21 Oct 2017
Unidentified Spider (Araneae) (TBC) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 8 Oct 2017
Salix sp. (A Willow) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 8 Oct 2017
Gleditsia triacanthos (Honey Locust, Thorny Locust) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 15 Apr 2017
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 15 Apr 2017
Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (Watercress) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 20 Nov 2016
Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 21 Aug 2016
Calocephalus citreus (Lemon Beauty Heads) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 16 Jan 2016
Calocephalus citreus (Lemon Beauty Heads) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Dec 2015
Melilotus albus (Bokhara) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 3 Dec 2015
Cullen tenax (Tough scurf-pea) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 14 Nov 2015
Euphorbia oblongata (Egg-leaf Spurge) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Oct 2015
Paropsisterna beata (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Oct 2015
Juniperus sp. (Juniper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Sep 2015
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Sep 2015
Cryptandra amara (Bitter cryptandra) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Sep 2015
Cymbonotus sp. (Bears Ear) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Sep 2015
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Sep 2015
Drosera sp. at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Sep 2015
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Sep 2015
Cymbonotus sp. (Bears Ear) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 10 Aug 2015
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 May 2015
Melilotus albus (Bokhara) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 May 2015
Dittrichia graveolens (Stinkwort) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 Apr 2015
Veronica anagallis-aquatica (Blue Water Speedwell) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Jan 2015
Rumex conglomeratus (Clustered Dock) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Jan 2015
Typha domingensis (Narrow-leaved Cumbungee) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Jan 2015
Alternanthera denticulata (Lesser Joyweed) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Jan 2015
Acaena x ovina (Sheep's Burr) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Jan 2015
Cymbopogon refractus (Barbed-Wire Grass) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Jan 2015
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Oct 2014
Carex appressa (Tall Sedge) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Oct 2014
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 22 Sep 2014
Cymbonotus sp. (Bears Ear) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 22 Sep 2014
Cryptandra amara (Bitter cryptandra) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 22 Sep 2014

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