Hemigomphus sp. (genus)

Vicetail at Uriarra Village, ACT

Hemigomphus sp. (genus) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 14 Dec 2019
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Identification history

Hemigomphus sp. (genus) 4 Aug 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Hemigomphus gouldii 31 Dec 2019 jeffmelvaine

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Gibraltar Creek Woods Reserve. A more difficult angle for ID.


HarveyPerkins wrote:
   31 Dec 2019
Do you have any side-on and thoracic shots of this one?
HarveyPerkins wrote:
   31 Dec 2019
Your location indicates Cotter Reserve but your comment says Woods Reserve. Given the substrate, I think Cotter is correct.
jeffmelvaine wrote:
   2 Jan 2020
Sorry about that, Woods Reserve disagrees with absolutely everything else. Definitely Cotter Dam picnic area at the upper end. I have another shot of a Hemigomphus male taken about 1 minute later (with two Arrowhead Rockmaster shots intervening), so probably same individual, nearly 40 deg from rear on but equally fuzzy on the front end. In that view I see a bulge in the SAAs towards the middle, suggests H. heteroclytus to me. I'll post it.

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  • 14 Dec 2019 01:58 PM Recorded on
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  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
  • Male Gender

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