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Austrolestes annulosus

Blue Ringtail at Maffra, NSW

Austrolestes annulosus at Maffra, NSW - 11 Feb 2019
Austrolestes annulosus at Maffra, NSW - 11 Feb 2019
Austrolestes annulosus at Maffra, NSW - 11 Feb 2019
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Identification history

Austrolestes annulosus 27 Feb 2019 HarveyPerkins
Austrolestes cingulatus 13 Feb 2019 JackieMiles

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Author's notes

This very obliging little damselfly was perched on a Hawthorn next to Maffra Lake and let me take several photos at close range. It doesn't come up as very metallic/shiny in the photos but it was.

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   27 Feb 2019
Note the thick humeral stripe on the thorax, and the lack of a tab of colour on the proximal dorsal part of abdominal segment 2.
   1 Mar 2019
Not to mention an apparently much larger area of blue on the sides of the abdominal segments. I should have seen that, as the picture of annulosus is right next to that of cingulatus in the dragonfly book. Thanks. Not a species I'd seen before.

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Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Maffra, NSW - 14 Nov 2020 by AndyRussell
Asperula conferta (Common Woodruff) at Maffra, NSW - 14 Nov 2020 by AndyRussell
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Maffra, NSW - 14 Nov 2020 by AndyRussell
Swainsona sp. at Maffra, NSW - 14 Nov 2020 by AndyRussell
Melicytus angustifolius subsp. divaricatus (Divaricate Tree Violet) at Maffra, NSW - 10 Feb 2019 by JackieMiles
Enneapogon nigricans (Nine-awn Grass, Bottlewashers) at Maffra, NSW - 10 Feb 2019 by JackieMiles
Scleranthus diander (Many-flowered Knawel) at Maffra, NSW - 10 Feb 2019 by JackieMiles
Ajuga australis (Austral Bugloss) at Maffra, NSW - 10 Feb 2019 by JackieMiles
Euphorbia sp. at Maffra, NSW - 10 Feb 2019 by JackieMiles
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Calotis glandulosa (Mauve Burr-daisy) at Maffra, NSW - 10 Feb 2019 by JackieMiles
Festuca asperula (Graceful Fescue) at Maffra, NSW - 10 Feb 2019 by JackieMiles
Xanthoparmelia semiviridis at Maffra, NSW - 10 Feb 2019 by JackieMiles
Discaria pubescens (Hairy anchor plant) at Maffra, NSW - 10 Feb 2019 by JackieMiles
Eragrostis curvula (African Lovegrass) at Maffra, NSW - 10 Feb 2019 by JackieMiles
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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 11 Feb 2019 10:17 AM Recorded on
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