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Anax papuensis

Australian Emperor at West Belconnen Pond

Anax papuensis at West Belconnen Pond - 23 Oct 2020
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Identification history

Anax papuensis 24 Oct 2020 HarveyPerkins
Anax papuensis 24 Oct 2020 HarveyPerkins
Unidentified 24 Oct 2020 Christine

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Author's notes

Once again sorry for terrible pic. There were lots of dragonflies around, but not sure if all the same species. definitely some appeared smaller than this one.

5 comments

   24 Oct 2020
This emperor would be the biggest of the dragonflies you might expect there. Tau Emeralds would be a likely bet for the majority of slightly smaller dragonflies.
Christine wrote:
   24 Oct 2020
Thank you Harvey, I keep putting up dreadful photos, but you keep identifying them. You definitely are the "expert", and I look forward to your book .....one day :)
   24 Oct 2020
There is a BioBlitz at Gooroo Yaroo happening on 7 November. I'll be leading a morning and an afternoon session focussing on dragonflies. We should pick up at least a dozen species I'd say. It's organised by the Citizen Science Association but I can't seem to Google anything about it...
   24 Oct 2020
Finally found a link:
https://allevents.in/canberra/act-citizen-science-bioblitz/200020269096755?ref=eventlist-cat
rawshorty wrote:
   24 Oct 2020
There are quite a few things on google and facebook about it Harvey, here is one https://allevents.in/canberra/act-citizen-science-bioblitz/200020269096755

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Tiphiidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at West Belconnen Pond - 1 Jan 2020 by Christine
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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 23 Oct 2020 02:38 PM Recorded on
  • Christine Recorded by

Additional information

  • 50mm or larger Animal size
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