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Orthetrum caledonicum

Blue Skimmer at Hughes, ACT

Orthetrum caledonicum at Hughes, ACT - 30 Mar 2020
Orthetrum caledonicum at Hughes, ACT - 30 Mar 2020
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Orthetrum caledonicum 1 Apr 2020 HarveyPerkins
Orthetrum caledonicum 31 Mar 2020 JackyF

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Calliphora sp. (genus) (Unidentified blowfly) at Hughes, ACT - 23 May 2021 by Tapirlord Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Hughes, ACT - 23 May 2021 by Tapirlord Solanum linearifolium (Mountain Kangaroo Apple) at Hughes, ACT - 23 May 2021 by Tapirlord Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2021 by Tapirlord Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Feb 2021 by JackyF Sparassidae sp. (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by LisaH Oechalia schellenbergii (Spined Predatory Shield Bug) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by LisaH Nacoleia rhoeoalis (A Pyralid Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by LisaH Heliocausta undescribed species (A concealer moth) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by LisaH Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by LisaH Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Feb 2021 by JackyF Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Feb 2021 by JackyF Cymbonotus sp. (preissianus or lawsonianus) (Bears Ears) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Feb 2021 by JackyF Pentatomidae (family) (Unidentified Shield or Stink bug) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by LisaH Psilota sp. (genus) (Hover fly) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by LisaH Microvalgus sp. (genus) (Flower scarab) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by LisaH Microvalgus sp. (genus) (Flower scarab) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by LisaH Microvalgus sp. (genus) (Flower scarab) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by LisaH Syllitus sp. (genus) (Syllitus longhorn beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by LisaH Solanum linearifolium (Mountain Kangaroo Apple) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Jan 2021 by JackyF Lipotriches sp. (genus) (Halictid bee) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Jan 2021 by LisaH Scrobiger splendidus (Clerid beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Jan 2021 by LisaH Anilicus xanthomus (A click beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Jan 2021 by LisaH Tephritidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Fruit or Seed fly) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Jan 2021 by LisaH Phlogistus sp. (genus) (Clerid beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH Eleale aspera (Clerid beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH Ecnolagria grandis (Honeybrown beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH Rutilia (Donovanius) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Jan 2021 by LisaH Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Jan 2021 by JackyF Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Jan 2021 by JackyF Rutilia sp. (genus) (A Rutilia bristle fly, subgenus unknown) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Jan 2021 by JackyF Cerdistus varifemoratus (Robber fly) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF Nacaduba biocellata (Two-spotted Line-blue) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF Obrida fascialis (One banded longicorn) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF Pentatomidae (family) (Unidentified Shield or Stink bug) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF Gminatus australis (Orange Assassin Bug) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF Mordellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF Neoscleropogon sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF Hoshihananomia leucosticta (Pintail or Tumbling flower beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF Eleale simplex (Clerid beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF Eleale simplex (Clerid beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF Selagis aurifera (Aurifera jewel beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF Selagis aurifera (Aurifera jewel beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by Harrisi Castiarina erythroptera (Lycid Mimic Jewel Beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by MichaelMulvaney Eurymeloides pulchra (Gumtree hopper) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by MichaelMulvaney Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by Harrisi Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by Harrisi Ichneumonidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by Harrisi Lissopimpla excelsa (Orchid dupe wasp) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by Harrisi Crossophora semiota (A Concealer moth) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by Harrisi Odontomyia sp. (genus) (Soldier fly) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by Harrisi Obrida fascialis (One banded longicorn) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by Harrisi Anilicus xanthomus (A click beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by Harrisi Castiarina erythroptera (Lycid Mimic Jewel Beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by Harrisi Castiarina kerremansi (A jewel beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by Harrisi Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by LisaH Argiope protensa (Long-tailed Argiope) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by LisaH Chauliognathus tricolor (Tricolor soldier beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Dec 2020 by JackyF Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Dec 2020 by JackyF Eupoecila australasiae (Fiddler Beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Dec 2020 by LisaH Rutilia sp. (genus) (A Rutilia bristle fly, subgenus unknown) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Dec 2020 by LisaH Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JackyF Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JackyF Hoshihananomia leucosticta (Pintail or Tumbling flower beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JackyF Eupoecila australasiae (Fiddler Beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JackyF Gminatus australis (Orange Assassin Bug) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JackyF Neorrhina punctata (Spotted Flower Chafer) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JackyF Selagis aurifera (Aurifera jewel beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JackyF Miltinus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Miltinus mydas fly) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JackyF Rutilia sp. (genus) (A Rutilia bristle fly, subgenus unknown) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JackyF Austroscolia soror (Blue-winged flower wasp) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JackyF Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JackyF Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Dec 2020 by LisaH Anilara angusta (A jewel beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Nov 2020 by Harrisi Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Nov 2020 by LisaH Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Nov 2020 by JackyF Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Nov 2020 by JackyF Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Nov 2020 by JackyF Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Nov 2020 by LisaH Pimelea curviflora (Curved Rice-flower) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Nov 2020 by LisaH Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Nov 2020 by JackyF Marasmius oreades at Hughes, ACT - 2 Nov 2020 by JackyF Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Oct 2020 by JackyF Phacelococcus bursaria (Blackthorn felted scale) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Oct 2020 by JackyF Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Oct 2020 by JackyF Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Oct 2020 by kieranh Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Oct 2020 by kieranh Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Oct 2020 by JackyF Solanum linearifolium (Mountain Kangaroo Apple) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Oct 2020 by JackyF Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Oct 2020 by JackyF Lomandra filiformis (Wattle Mat-rush) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Oct 2020 by JackyF Lomandra filiformis subsp. filiformis (Wattle Matrush) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Oct 2020 by JackyF Goodenia pinnatifida (Scrambled Eggs) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Oct 2020 by JackyF Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Oct 2020 by kieranh Solanum linearifolium or S. aviculare (A kangaroo apple species) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Oct 2020 by kieranh Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Oct 2020 by JackyF Bossiaea buxifolia (Bush Pea) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by JackyF Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Calliphora sp. (genus) (Unidentified blowfly) at Hughes, ACT - 23 May 2021 by Tapirlord
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Hughes, ACT - 23 May 2021 by Tapirlord
Solanum linearifolium (Mountain Kangaroo Apple) at Hughes, ACT - 23 May 2021 by Tapirlord
Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2021 by Tapirlord
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Feb 2021 by JackyF
Sparassidae sp. (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Oechalia schellenbergii (Spined Predatory Shield Bug) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Nacoleia rhoeoalis (A Pyralid Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Heliocausta undescribed species (A concealer moth) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by LisaH
Hypericum gramineum (Small St Johns Wort) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Feb 2021 by JackyF
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Feb 2021 by JackyF
Cymbonotus sp. (preissianus or lawsonianus) (Bears Ears) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Feb 2021 by JackyF
Pentatomidae (family) (Unidentified Shield or Stink bug) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Psilota sp. (genus) (Hover fly) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Microvalgus sp. (genus) (Flower scarab) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Microvalgus sp. (genus) (Flower scarab) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Microvalgus sp. (genus) (Flower scarab) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Syllitus sp. (genus) (Syllitus longhorn beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Solanum linearifolium (Mountain Kangaroo Apple) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Lipotriches sp. (genus) (Halictid bee) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Scrobiger splendidus (Clerid beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Anilicus xanthomus (A click beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Tephritidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Fruit or Seed fly) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Phlogistus sp. (genus) (Clerid beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Eleale aspera (Clerid beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Ecnolagria grandis (Honeybrown beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Rutilia (Donovanius) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Rutilia sp. (genus) (A Rutilia bristle fly, subgenus unknown) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Cerdistus varifemoratus (Robber fly) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Nacaduba biocellata (Two-spotted Line-blue) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Obrida fascialis (One banded longicorn) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Pentatomidae (family) (Unidentified Shield or Stink bug) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Gminatus australis (Orange Assassin Bug) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Mordellidae sp. (family) (Unidentified pintail or tumbling flower beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Neoscleropogon sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Hoshihananomia leucosticta (Pintail or Tumbling flower beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Eleale simplex (Clerid beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Eleale simplex (Clerid beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Selagis aurifera (Aurifera jewel beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2021 by JackyF
Selagis aurifera (Aurifera jewel beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by Harrisi
Castiarina erythroptera (Lycid Mimic Jewel Beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by MichaelMulvaney
Eurymeloides pulchra (Gumtree hopper) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by MichaelMulvaney
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by Harrisi
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by Harrisi
Ichneumonidae sp. (family) (Unidentified ichneumon wasp) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by Harrisi
Lissopimpla excelsa (Orchid dupe wasp) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by Harrisi
Crossophora semiota (A Concealer moth) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by Harrisi
Odontomyia sp. (genus) (Soldier fly) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by Harrisi
Obrida fascialis (One banded longicorn) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by Harrisi
Anilicus xanthomus (A click beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by Harrisi
Castiarina erythroptera (Lycid Mimic Jewel Beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by Harrisi
Castiarina kerremansi (A jewel beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by Harrisi
Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Argiope protensa (Long-tailed Argiope) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by LisaH
Chauliognathus tricolor (Tricolor soldier beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Eupoecila australasiae (Fiddler Beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Dec 2020 by LisaH
Rutilia sp. (genus) (A Rutilia bristle fly, subgenus unknown) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Dec 2020 by LisaH
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Hoshihananomia leucosticta (Pintail or Tumbling flower beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Eupoecila australasiae (Fiddler Beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Gminatus australis (Orange Assassin Bug) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Neorrhina punctata (Spotted Flower Chafer) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Selagis aurifera (Aurifera jewel beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Miltinus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Miltinus mydas fly) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Rutilia sp. (genus) (A Rutilia bristle fly, subgenus unknown) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Austroscolia soror (Blue-winged flower wasp) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Hughes, ACT - 26 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Dec 2020 by LisaH
Anilara angusta (A jewel beetle) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Nov 2020 by Harrisi
Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. tuberosus (Common Fringe-lily) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Nov 2020 by LisaH
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Nov 2020 by JackyF
Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Hughes, ACT - 13 Nov 2020 by JackyF
Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Nov 2020 by JackyF
Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Nov 2020 by LisaH
Pimelea curviflora (Curved Rice-flower) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Nov 2020 by LisaH
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Nov 2020 by JackyF
Marasmius oreades at Hughes, ACT - 2 Nov 2020 by JackyF
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Phacelococcus bursaria (Blackthorn felted scale) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Hughes, ACT - 31 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Oct 2020 by kieranh
Iridomyrmex purpureus (Meat Ant) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Oct 2020 by kieranh
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Solanum linearifolium (Mountain Kangaroo Apple) at Hughes, ACT - 21 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Hydrocotyle laxiflora (Stinking Pennywort) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Lomandra filiformis (Wattle Mat-rush) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Lomandra filiformis subsp. filiformis (Wattle Matrush) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Goodenia pinnatifida (Scrambled Eggs) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Oct 2020 by kieranh
Solanum linearifolium or S. aviculare (A kangaroo apple species) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Oct 2020 by kieranh
Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Oct 2020 by JackyF
Bossiaea buxifolia (Bush Pea) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by JackyF
Eolophus roseicapillus (Galah) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Sep 2020 by JackyF

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 30 Mar 2020 03:36 PM Recorded on
  • JackyF Recorded by

Additional information

  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
  • Female Gender

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