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Dragonfly (Anisoptera)Parasynthemis regina

Royal Tigertail at Black Mountain

Parasynthemis regina at Black Mountain - 24 Dec 2016

Identification history

Dragonfly (Anisoptera) Parasynthemis regina 26 Dec 2016 HarveyPerkins
Royal Tigertail 26 Dec 2016 HarveyPerkins
Dragonfly (Anisoptera) Synthemis eustalacta 25 Dec 2016 ibaird

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Author's notes

Perched near small water filled depression, some distance from the larger dam.

2 comments

wrote:
   26 Dec 2016
Hi Ian - nice pick-up. This is a Royal Tigertail, a relatively uncommon species in the ACT. I've picked them up at three locations in ACT so far (Pierces Creek, Callum Brae and National Arboretum), and I know of a record from the big dam at Mulligans Flat as well. They always seem to occur at (be restricted to) isolated clay-based 'farm' dams.
wrote:
   26 Dec 2016
Yes, thanks. I could see it was probably a tigertail, but I don't know them well. A beautifully named and looking species. You clearly have to be lucky to see them perching in that apparently characteristic pose to be able to get a good photo. I see Roger Farrow has a fine photo of one in his 'Insects of SE Australia' book, p. XIV.

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Ditropidus sp. (genus) (Leaf beetle) at Black Mountain - 16 Feb 2019 by Harrisi
Agrilus hypoleucus (Hypoleucus jewel beetle) at Black Mountain - 16 Feb 2019 by Harrisi
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Chiloglottis trapeziformis (Diamond ant orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Sep 2017 by DerekC
Caladenia sp. at Black Mountain - 27 Sep 2017 by DerekC
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Chiloglottis sp. at Black Mountain - 27 May 2017 by DerekC
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Calochilus sp. (Bearded orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 May 2017 by DerekC
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 May 2017 by DerekC
Haloragis heterophylla (Varied Raspwort) at Black Mountain - 3 Jan 2017 by RWPurdie
Ellipsidion australe (Austral Ellipsidion cockroach) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Maroga melanostigma (Fruit tree borer) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Calomela curtisi (Acacia leaf beetle) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Galanga labeculata (Double-spotted cicada) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Dicranosterna immaculata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Aphrophorinae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified spittlebug) at Black Mountain - 5 Dec 2016 by RWPurdie
Chiloglottis trapeziformis (Diamond ant orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Oct 2016 by DerekC
Thelymitra juncifolia (Large-spotted sun orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Oct 2016 by DerekC
Chiloglottis trapeziformis (Diamond ant orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Oct 2016 by petersan
Glossodia major (Wax lip orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Oct 2016 by petersan
Thelymitra juncifolia (Large-spotted sun orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Oct 2016 by petersan
Caladenia atrovespa (Green-comb Spider Orchid) at Black Mountain - 27 Oct 2016 by petersan
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Caladenia atrovespa (Green-comb Spider Orchid) at Black Mountain - 26 Oct 2016 by DerekC
Calochilus montanus (Copper beard orchid) at Black Mountain - 26 Oct 2016 by DerekC
Chiloglottis trapeziformis (Diamond ant orchid) at Black Mountain - 10 Sep 2015 by MattM
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Calochilus platychilus (Purple beard orchid) at Black Mountain - 11 Oct 2014 by galah681
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Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen
Thelymitra carnea (Tiny sun orchid) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen
Thelymitra carnea (Tiny sun orchid) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining fringe lily) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen
Thelymitra carnea (Tiny sun orchid) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen
Thelymitra pauciflora (Slender sun orchid) at Black Mountain - 6 Oct 2014 by AaronClausen
Helicarion sp. (genus) (A Semi-slug) at Black Mountain - 14 Oct 2012 by Harrisi

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Location information

Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender
  • 23 Dec 2016 Recorded on
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