Hemicordulia tau

1 Tau Emerald at Bonython, ACT

Hemicordulia tau at Bonython, ACT - 6 Oct 2019
Hemicordulia tau at Bonython, ACT - 6 Oct 2019
Hemicordulia tau at Bonython, ACT - 6 Oct 2019
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Hemicordulia tau 7 Oct 2019 HarveyPerkins
Hemicordulia tau 6 Oct 2019 RodDeb

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Lots of very fast Dragonflies, luckily two crashed head first into the water for a brief moment before flying off again.

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HarveyPerkins wrote:
   7 Oct 2019
Very interesting record - the Tau Emerald appears to be grappling with a female Wandering Percher; I can only think in terms of a hearty meal.
RodDeb wrote:
   7 Oct 2019
We thought the other Dragonfly looked different, thanks for confirming that Harvey and didn't think it looked like they were mating. Did not know they ate each other, wow, no wonder they were all flying around so fast. Do you want us to list the Wandering Percher as well, this is the only pic we have. We could see it flying around but it was so fast now we know why. Wow, thanks Harvey.

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  • 50 Abundance
  • 6 Oct 2019 12:53 PM Recorded on
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  • Mixed Gender
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