ACT NSW ACT Government :: Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council :: Australian Native Plants Society (ANPS) Canberra Region :: Gearys Gap/Wamboin Landcare Group
Home Insects Dragonflies & Damselflies (Odonata) Dragonflies (Anisoptera)

Hemigomphus sp. (genus)

Vicetail at Uriarra Village, ACT

Hemigomphus sp. (genus) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 14 Dec 2019
Request use of media

Identification history

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

Identify this sighting


Please Login or Register to identify this sighting.

User's notes

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

3 comments

   31 Dec 2019
Do you have any side-on and thoracic shots of this one?
   31 Dec 2019
Your location indicates Cotter Reserve but your comment says Woods Reserve. Given the substrate, I think Cotter is correct.
   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.

Please Login or Register to comment.

Nearby sightings

Page 1 of 1 - image sightings only 36 0 36

Berberis aquifolium (Oregon grape) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 18 Feb 2021 by SandraH Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 11 Feb 2021 by trevsci Sumpigaster sp. (genus) (A bristle fly) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 2 Feb 2021 by RodDeb Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 1 Feb 2021 by davidcunninghamwildlife Berberis aquifolium (Oregon grape) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 20 Jan 2021 by michaelb Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus (Crescent Honeyeater) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 27 Aug 2020 by RobParnell Lepidogryllus sp. (genus) (A cricket) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 20 Apr 2019 by rawshorty Cryptops sp. (genus) (Blind Scolopendroid Centipede) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 20 Apr 2019 by Christine Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 20 Apr 2019 by Christine Dolichopodidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Long-legged fly) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 20 Apr 2019 by Christine Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 20 Apr 2019 by Christine Ceraon sp. (genus) (2-horned tree hopper) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 20 Apr 2019 by Christine Omoedus marginatus (Tiny Ant-eating Jumper) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 20 Apr 2019 by Christine Ceraon sp. (genus) (2-horned tree hopper) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 20 Apr 2019 by rawshorty Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by RodDeb Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by RodDeb Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by RodDeb Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 10 Apr 2018 by RodDeb Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 10 Apr 2018 by RodDeb Dicranolaius bellulus (Red and Blue Pollen Beetle) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 10 Apr 2018 by RodDeb Rosa rubiginosa (Sweet Briar, Eglantine) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 10 Apr 2018 by RodDeb Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 10 Apr 2018 by RodDeb Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 30 Nov 2017 by roymcd Hemigomphus heteroclytus (Stout Vicetail) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 30 Nov 2017 by roymcd Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 7 Jul 2017 by JohnBundock Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 4 Jul 2017 by JohnBundock Solanum chenopodioides (Whitetip Nightshade) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 1 Feb 2017 by Mike Cyperus sp. (A sedge) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 1 Feb 2017 by Mike Lythrum salicaria (Purple Loosestrife) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 1 Feb 2017 by Mike Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 27 Dec 2016 by ozza Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 27 Dec 2016 by ozza Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 27 Dec 2016 by ozza Cyperus lucidus (Leafy Flat Sedge) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 3 Dec 2016 by Mike Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 6 May 2016 by RodDeb Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 3 Dec 2014 by galah681
Berberis aquifolium (Oregon grape) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 18 Feb 2021 by SandraH
Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 11 Feb 2021 by trevsci
Sumpigaster sp. (genus) (A bristle fly) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 2 Feb 2021 by RodDeb
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 1 Feb 2021 by davidcunninghamwildlife
Berberis aquifolium (Oregon grape) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 20 Jan 2021 by michaelb
Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus (Crescent Honeyeater) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 27 Aug 2020 by RobParnell
Lepidogryllus sp. (genus) (A cricket) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 20 Apr 2019 by rawshorty
Cryptops sp. (genus) (Blind Scolopendroid Centipede) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 20 Apr 2019 by Christine
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 20 Apr 2019 by Christine
Dolichopodidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Long-legged fly) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 20 Apr 2019 by Christine
Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 20 Apr 2019 by Christine
Ceraon sp. (genus) (2-horned tree hopper) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 20 Apr 2019 by Christine
Omoedus marginatus (Tiny Ant-eating Jumper) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 20 Apr 2019 by Christine
Ceraon sp. (genus) (2-horned tree hopper) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 20 Apr 2019 by rawshorty
Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by RodDeb
Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by RodDeb
Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 4 Mar 2019 by RodDeb
Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 10 Apr 2018 by RodDeb
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 10 Apr 2018 by RodDeb
Dicranolaius bellulus (Red and Blue Pollen Beetle) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 10 Apr 2018 by RodDeb
Rosa rubiginosa (Sweet Briar, Eglantine) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 10 Apr 2018 by RodDeb
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 10 Apr 2018 by RodDeb
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 30 Nov 2017 by roymcd
Hemigomphus heteroclytus (Stout Vicetail) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 30 Nov 2017 by roymcd
Egretta novaehollandiae (White-faced Heron) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 7 Jul 2017 by JohnBundock
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 4 Jul 2017 by JohnBundock
Solanum chenopodioides (Whitetip Nightshade) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 1 Feb 2017 by Mike
Cyperus sp. (A sedge) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 1 Feb 2017 by Mike
Lythrum salicaria (Purple Loosestrife) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 1 Feb 2017 by Mike
Anas superciliosa (Pacific Black Duck) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 27 Dec 2016 by ozza
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 27 Dec 2016 by ozza
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 27 Dec 2016 by ozza
Cyperus lucidus (Leafy Flat Sedge) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 3 Dec 2016 by Mike
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 6 May 2016 by RodDeb
Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Uriarra Village, ACT - 3 Dec 2014 by galah681

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 14 Dec 2019 01:58 PM Recorded on
  • jeffmelvaine Recorded by

Additional information

  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
  • Male Gender

Record quality

  • Images or audio
  • More than one media file
  • Confirmed by an expert moderator
  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
  • GPS evidence of location
  • Description
  • Additional attributes
1,303,651 sightings of 8,171 species in 1,344 locations from 5,788 members
Proudly Australian made, owned and hosted CCA 3.0 | privacy