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Ischnura heterosticta

Common Bluetail Damselfly at Urila, NSW

Ischnura heterosticta at Urila, NSW - 11 Jan 2022
Ischnura heterosticta at Urila, NSW - 11 Jan 2022
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Identification history

Ischnura heterosticta 14 Jan 2022 HarveyPerkins
Zygoptera (suborder) 14 Jan 2022 michaelb
ZYGOPTERA 14 Jan 2022 Milobear

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michaelb wrote:
   14 Jan 2022
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Milobear wrote:
   15 Jan 2022
HarveyPerkins, I know very little about damselflies, and it's only in the last week that I found out just how many species were present on the dams here! So for my own knowledge, I'm interested in the reason you came to this identification. When I looked at other sightings it seemed that the abdomen of this insect was most like the Alpine Flatwing, but of course the head and thorax were not, I'm fairly sure that I saw other Common Bluetails here, and have posted a sighting. Interested to hear your thoughts.

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Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox) at Urila, NSW - 19 Jun 2022 by Milobear Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Urila, NSW - 13 Mar 2022 by Milobear Tetragnatha sp. (genus) (Long-jawed spider) at Urila, NSW - 9 Feb 2022 by Milobear Ischnotoma (Ischnotoma) rubriventris (A crane fly) at Urila, NSW - 9 Feb 2022 by Milobear Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail Damselfly) at Urila, NSW - 11 Jan 2022 by Milobear Ischnura aurora (Aurora Bluetail) at Urila, NSW - 11 Jan 2022 by Milobear Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel) at Urila, NSW - 11 Jan 2022 by Milobear Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel) at Urila, NSW - 11 Jan 2022 by Milobear Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Urila, NSW - 11 Jan 2022 by Milobear Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Urila, NSW - 11 Jan 2022 by Milobear Geastrum sp. (Geastrum sp.) at Urila, NSW - 16 Aug 2020 by Milobear Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Urila, NSW - 11 Aug 2020 by Milobear
Vulpes vulpes (Red Fox) at Urila, NSW - 19 Jun 2022 by Milobear
Tasmanicosa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tasmanicosa wolf spider) at Urila, NSW - 13 Mar 2022 by Milobear
Tetragnatha sp. (genus) (Long-jawed spider) at Urila, NSW - 9 Feb 2022 by Milobear
Ischnotoma (Ischnotoma) rubriventris (A crane fly) at Urila, NSW - 9 Feb 2022 by Milobear
Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail Damselfly) at Urila, NSW - 11 Jan 2022 by Milobear
Ischnura aurora (Aurora Bluetail) at Urila, NSW - 11 Jan 2022 by Milobear
Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel) at Urila, NSW - 11 Jan 2022 by Milobear
Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel) at Urila, NSW - 11 Jan 2022 by Milobear
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Urila, NSW - 11 Jan 2022 by Milobear
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Urila, NSW - 11 Jan 2022 by Milobear
Geastrum sp. (Geastrum sp.) at Urila, NSW - 16 Aug 2020 by Milobear
Phascolarctos cinereus (Koala) at Urila, NSW - 11 Aug 2020 by Milobear

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 11 Jan 2022 11:58 AM Recorded on
  • Milobear Recorded by

Additional information

  • Juncus sp. Grasses Associated plant
  • One individual appears to be eating a smaller damselfly poss. Ischnura aurora, which was fairly common in the area Associated Insect
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size

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