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Dragonfly (Anisoptera)Austroaeschna pulchra

Forest Darner at Namadgi National Park

Austroaeschna pulchra at Namadgi National Park - 23 Mar 2019

Identification history

Dragonfly (Anisoptera) Austroaeschna pulchra 29 Mar 2019 HarveyPerkins
Dragonfly (Anisoptera) Austroaeschna pulchra 23 Mar 2019 DPRees125

Author's notes

Not great photo, would not stop and in poor light

5 comments

   29 Mar 2019
David, this is, for me, a really interesting observation. I have only really ever seen this species perched. The only time I've ever seen them in flight was when they'd been disturbed, after which they very quickly settled again. Your comment about it not stopping interests me. Can you expand on the behavioural aspects of your observation?
DPRees125 wrote:
   29 Mar 2019
The dragonfly did not settle, but flew up and down the stream more or less following the same course many times, bit like patrolling its tetritory and or looking for something.
   29 Mar 2019
Would you say it was fast, energetic flight or more gentle and meandering?
DPRees125 wrote:
   29 Mar 2019
Both, at the sides of the stream slow it if was looking for something, then fast over the rocks and open water.
   29 Mar 2019
OK - thanks, David.

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Nearby Sightings

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Nesoptilotis leucotis (White-eared Honeyeater) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Feb 2019 Rutilia (Rutilia) confusa (A Rutilia bristle fly) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Feb 2019 Aeshnidae (family) (Unidentified dragonfly) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Feb 2019 Intellagama lesueurii (Eastern Water Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Feb 2019 Diphlebia lestoides (Whitewater Rockmaster) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Dec 2018 Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Nov 2018 Paralucia aurifer (Bright Copper) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Nov 2018 Exocarpos strictus (Dwarf Cherry) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Oct 2018 Myrmecia sp. (genus) (Bull ant or Jack Jumper) at Namadgi National Park - 22 Mar 2018 Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Namadgi National Park - 22 Mar 2018 Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Feb 2018 Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Feb 2018 Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2018 Diphlebia lestoides (Whitewater Rockmaster) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2018 Wahlenbergia sp. (Bluebell) at Namadgi National Park - 14 Dec 2017 Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 14 Dec 2017 Diphlebia lestoides (Whitewater Rockmaster) at Namadgi National Park - 14 Dec 2017 Eusynthemis brevistyla (Small Tigertail) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017 Austroargiolestes calcaris (Powdered Flatwing) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017 Hemigomphus gouldii (Southern Vicetail) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017 Diphlebia lestoides (Whitewater Rockmaster) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017 Diphlebia lestoides (Whitewater Rockmaster) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017 Diphlebia lestoides (Whitewater Rockmaster) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017 Myrmecia sp. (genus) (Bull ant or Jack Jumper) at Namadgi National Park - 3 Dec 2017 Grevillea lanigera (Woolly grevillea) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Sep 2017 Bunochilus sp. (Leafy Greenhood) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Sep 2017 Bunochilus sp. (Leafy Greenhood) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Sep 2017 Pterostylis pedunculata (Maroonhood) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Sep 2017 Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 21 Feb 2017 Metaphryno bella (Bristle fly) at Namadgi National Park - 13 Jan 2017 Eusynthemis brevistyla (Small Tigertail) at Namadgi National Park - 3 Dec 2016 Eusynthemis brevistyla (Small Tigertail) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Nov 2016 Diphlebia lestoides (Whitewater Rockmaster) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Nov 2016 Austroargiolestes calcaris (Powdered Flatwing) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Nov 2016 Eristalinus punctulatus (Native Drone Fly) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Nov 2016 Microtropesa sp. (genus) (Tachinid fly) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Nov 2015 Veronica anagallis-aquatica (Blue Water Speedwell) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Nov 2014 Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Nov 2014
Nesoptilotis leucotis (White-eared Honeyeater) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Feb 2019
Rutilia (Rutilia) confusa (A Rutilia bristle fly) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Feb 2019
Aeshnidae (family) (Unidentified dragonfly) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Feb 2019
Intellagama lesueurii (Eastern Water Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Feb 2019
Diphlebia lestoides (Whitewater Rockmaster) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Dec 2018
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Dragon) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Nov 2018
Paralucia aurifer (Bright Copper) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Nov 2018
Exocarpos strictus (Dwarf Cherry) at Namadgi National Park - 25 Oct 2018
Myrmecia sp. (genus) (Bull ant or Jack Jumper) at Namadgi National Park - 22 Mar 2018
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Namadgi National Park - 22 Mar 2018
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Feb 2018
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 18 Feb 2018
Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2018
Diphlebia lestoides (Whitewater Rockmaster) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Jan 2018
Wahlenbergia sp. (Bluebell) at Namadgi National Park - 14 Dec 2017
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 14 Dec 2017
Diphlebia lestoides (Whitewater Rockmaster) at Namadgi National Park - 14 Dec 2017
Eusynthemis brevistyla (Small Tigertail) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017
Austroargiolestes calcaris (Powdered Flatwing) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017
Hemigomphus gouldii (Southern Vicetail) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017
Diphlebia lestoides (Whitewater Rockmaster) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017
Diphlebia lestoides (Whitewater Rockmaster) at Namadgi National Park - 11 Dec 2017
Diphlebia lestoides (Whitewater Rockmaster) at Namadgi National Park - 10 Dec 2017
Myrmecia sp. (genus) (Bull ant or Jack Jumper) at Namadgi National Park - 3 Dec 2017
Grevillea lanigera (Woolly grevillea) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Sep 2017
Bunochilus sp. (Leafy Greenhood) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Sep 2017
Bunochilus sp. (Leafy Greenhood) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Sep 2017
Pterostylis pedunculata (Maroonhood) at Namadgi National Park - 17 Sep 2017
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 21 Feb 2017
Metaphryno bella (Bristle fly) at Namadgi National Park - 13 Jan 2017
Eusynthemis brevistyla (Small Tigertail) at Namadgi National Park - 3 Dec 2016
Eusynthemis brevistyla (Small Tigertail) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Nov 2016
Diphlebia lestoides (Whitewater Rockmaster) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Nov 2016
Austroargiolestes calcaris (Powdered Flatwing) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Nov 2016
Eristalinus punctulatus (Native Drone Fly) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Nov 2016
Microtropesa sp. (genus) (Tachinid fly) at Namadgi National Park - 28 Nov 2015
Veronica anagallis-aquatica (Blue Water Speedwell) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Nov 2014
Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Namadgi National Park - 12 Nov 2014

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Species information

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

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