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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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   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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Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Bonython, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by RodDeb
Melithreptus lunatus (White-naped Honeyeater) at Bonython, ACT - 25 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Bonython, ACT - 25 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Acrocephalus australis (Australian Reed-Warbler) at Bonython, ACT - 25 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Oxyura australis (Blue-billed Duck) at Bonython, ACT - 10 Sep 2021 by RodDeb
Falco cenchroides (Nankeen Kestrel) at Bonython, ACT - 3 Jul 2021 by RodDeb
Streptopelia chinensis (Spotted Dove) at Bonython, ACT - 23 May 2021 by RodDeb
Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle) at Bonython, ACT - 23 May 2021 by RodDeb
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Bonython, ACT - 2 Apr 2021 by RodDeb
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Bonython, ACT - 2 Apr 2021 by RodDeb
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Bonython, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Camponotus aeneopilosus (A Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Bonython, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Bonython, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by RodDeb
Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail Damselfly) at Bonython, ACT - 8 Nov 2020 by RodDeb
Streptopelia chinensis (Spotted Dove) at Bonython, ACT - 2 Sep 2020 by RodDeb
Anhinga novaehollandiae (Australasian Darter) at Bonython, ACT - 2 Sep 2020 by RodDeb
Ardea alba (Great Egret) at Bonython, ACT - 20 Apr 2020 by RodDeb
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Bonython, ACT - 3 Jan 2020 by RodDeb
Ptilotula penicillata (White-plumed Honeyeater) at Bonython, ACT - 6 Oct 2019 by RodDeb
Sceliphron laetum (Common mud dauber wasp) at Bonython, ACT - 28 Jan 2019 by RodDeb
Aythya australis (Hardhead) at Bonython, ACT - 28 Jan 2019 by RodDeb
Psephotus haematonotus (Red-rumped Parrot) at Bonython, ACT - 28 Jan 2019 by RodDeb
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Bonython, ACT - 28 Jan 2019 by RodDeb
Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Bonython, ACT - 28 Jan 2019 by RodDeb
Sceliphron laetum (Common mud dauber wasp) at Bonython, ACT - 6 Jan 2019 by WarrenRowland
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Bonython, ACT - 31 Dec 2018 by WarrenRowland
Acanthiza reguloides (Buff-rumped Thornbill) at Bonython, ACT - 9 Apr 2018 by Alison Milton
Accipiter cirrocephalus (Collared Sparrowhawk) at Bonython, ACT - 30 Mar 2018 by WarrenRowland
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Bonython, ACT - 2 Jan 2018 by WarrenRowland
Acacia boormanii (Snowy River Wattle) at Bonython, ACT - 24 Sep 2016 by michaelb
Ranunculus papulentus (Large River Buttercup) at Bonython, ACT - 24 Sep 2016 by michaelb
Bidens pilosa (Cobbler's Peg) at Bonython, ACT - 9 Apr 2016 by michaelb
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Bonython, ACT - 24 Jan 2016 by michaelb
Cygnus atratus (Black Swan) at Bonython, ACT - 26 Dec 2015 by michaelb
Grevillea sp. (Grevillea) at Bonython, ACT - 12 Oct 2015 by michaelb
Viola odorata (Sweet Violet, Common Violet) at Bonython, ACT - 22 Aug 2015 by michaelb
Eucalyptus sideroxylon (Mugga Ironbark) at Bonython, ACT - 5 Jul 2015 by michaelb
Banksia ericifolia subsp. ericifolia (Heath-leaved Banksia) at Bonython, ACT - 21 Jun 2015 by michaelb
Porismus strigatus (Pied Lacewing) at Bonython, ACT - 25 Mar 2015 by michaelb

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 50 Abundance
  • 6 Oct 2019 12:53 PM Recorded on
  • RodDeb Recorded by

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  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
  • Mixed Gender
  • Breeding behaviour Breeding behaviour

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