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Parasynthemis regina

Royal Tigertail at Molonglo Valley, ACT

Parasynthemis regina at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 11 Jan 2018
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Identification history

Parasynthemis regina 11 Jan 2018 HarveyPerkins
Unidentified 11 Jan 2018 Christine

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Perhaps Royal Tigertail? Would not land/perch, does that mean it is a male??

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   12 Jan 2018
Royal Tigertail males do spend much of their time in flight, patrolling their patch, but they do settle more than some other species. There were at least 3 males at the cork oak dam last season. For reasons I do not understand, that dam has been essentially devoid of dragonflies and damselflies this year, at least up until my last visit on 22 December. Last year it teemed with up to a dozen different species, from early spring right through to late summer and into early autumn.

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Ottelia ovalifolia (Swamp Lily) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by galah681
Poecilometis patruelis (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Aug 2021 by rawshorty
Phaeohelotium (Discinella terrestris aggregate) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Jul 2021 by RogerH
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 29 May 2021 by PeteWoodall
Cyperus eragrostis (Umbrella Sedge) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 16 Jan 2021 by JaneR
Elatine gratioloides (Waterwort) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 16 Jan 2021 by JaneR
Alternanthera sp. A Flora of NSW (M. Gray 5187) J. Palmer at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 16 Jan 2021 by JaneR
Paspalum distichum (Water Couch) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 16 Jan 2021 by JaneR
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 25 Nov 2020 by galah681
Paropsisterna m-fuscum (Eucalyptus Leaf Beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 24 Nov 2020 by galah681
Briza maxima (Quaking Grass, Blowfly Grass) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by galah681
Goodenia pinnatifida (Scrambled Eggs) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by galah681
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by galah681
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by galah681
Psephotus haematonotus (Red-rumped Parrot) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Nov 2020 by galah681
Pergidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Sawfly) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 22 Sep 2020 by sbittinger
Plantago varia (Native Plaintain) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell
Leptorhynchos squamatus subsp. squamatus (Scaly Buttons) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell
Isolepis sp. (Club-rush) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell
Erodium crinitum (Native Crowfoot) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 19 Sep 2020 by JanetRussell
Plantago varia (Native Plaintain) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 11 Aug 2020 by JaneR
Polyporus arcularius at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Mar 2020 by RogerH
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 Mar 2020 by RogerH
Polyporus arcularius at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 15 Feb 2020 by EdCher
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 4 May 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Centipeda cunninghamii (Common Sneezeweed) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 3 Apr 2019 by JaneR
Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 22 Mar 2019 by rawshorty
Goodenia pinnatifida (Scrambled Eggs) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 3 Nov 2018 by JohnBundock
Chloroclystis (genus) (A geometer moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Aug 2018 by Harrisi
Diemenia rubromarginata (Pink-margined bug) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 12 Aug 2018 by Harrisi
Clania ignobilis (Faggot Case Moth) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 16 Oct 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Tettigoniidae (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 13 Oct 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 13 Oct 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 13 Oct 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Eurymeloides pulchra (Gumtree hopper) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 13 Oct 2017 by HarveyPerkins
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 1 Oct 2017 by JanetRussell
Eurymeloides pulchra (Gumtree hopper) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 22 Sep 2017 by HarveyPerkins

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Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 11 Jan 2018 12:00 AM Recorded on
  • Christine Recorded by
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