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Orthetrum caledonicum

Blue Skimmer at Paddys River, ACT

Orthetrum caledonicum at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Jan 2022
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Identification history

Orthetrum caledonicum 14 Jan 2022 HarveyPerkins
Orthetrum caledonicum 14 Jan 2022 JohnBundock

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Araneinae (subfamily) (Orb weaver) at Paddys River, ACT - 12 Mar 2021 by kasiaaus Porismus strigatus (Pied Lacewing) at Paddys River, ACT - 12 Mar 2021 by kasiaaus Cytaea severa (Severe Cytaea) at Paddys River, ACT - 12 Mar 2021 by kasiaaus Vespertilionidae (family) (A microbat) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by dannymccreadie Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-necked Turtle) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Dec 2020 by davidcunninghamwildlife Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Jan 2019 by RodDeb Onthophagus granulatus (Small brown dung beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Jan 2019 by RodDeb Grallina cyanoleuca (Magpie-lark) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton Myrmecia tarsata (Bull ant or Bulldog ant) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Nov 2018 by JohnBundock Nyctophilus gouldi (Gould's Long-eared Bat) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jul 2018 by JohnBundock Anas gracilis (Grey Teal) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jun 2018 by RodDeb Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jun 2018 by RodDeb Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jun 2018 by RodDeb Vanellus miles (Masked Lapwing) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Mar 2018 by RodDeb Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Mar 2018 by RodDeb Grallina cyanoleuca (Magpie-lark) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Mar 2018 by RodDeb Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Feb 2018 by RodDeb Alternanthera philoxeroides (Alligator Weed) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Jan 2018 by ACTParks-InvasivePlantsTeam Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Paddys River, ACT - 8 Jan 2018 by JohnBundock Anachloris subochraria (Golden Grass Carpet) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Jan 2018 by JohnBundock Austrolestes annulosus (Blue Ringtail) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Dec 2017 by JohnBundock Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail Damselfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Dec 2017 by JohnBundock Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Dec 2017 by JohnBundock Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Dec 2017 by JohnBundock Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail Damselfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 Oct 2017 by JohnBundock Phlebopus marginatus (Giant Bolete) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 May 2017 by RodDeb Vanellus miles (Masked Lapwing) at Paddys River, ACT - 13 Apr 2017 by RodDeb Falco cenchroides (Nankeen Kestrel) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Mar 2017 by JohnBundock Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Feb 2017 by JohnBundock Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Dec 2016 by JohnBundock Phyllotocus rufipennis (Nectar scarab) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Dec 2016 by JohnBundock Passalidae sp. (family) (Passalid or Bess Beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Dec 2016 by JohnBundock Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Oct 2016 by RodDeb Papaver aculeatum (Bristle Poppy) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Oct 2015 by galah681 Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Sep 2015 by galah681 Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Jul 2009 by galah681
Araneinae (subfamily) (Orb weaver) at Paddys River, ACT - 12 Mar 2021 by kasiaaus
Porismus strigatus (Pied Lacewing) at Paddys River, ACT - 12 Mar 2021 by kasiaaus
Cytaea severa (Severe Cytaea) at Paddys River, ACT - 12 Mar 2021 by kasiaaus
Vespertilionidae (family) (A microbat) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Feb 2021 by dannymccreadie
Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Long-necked Turtle) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Dec 2020 by davidcunninghamwildlife
Gastrimargus musicus (Yellow-winged Locust or Grasshopper) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Jan 2019 by RodDeb
Onthophagus granulatus (Small brown dung beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Jan 2019 by RodDeb
Grallina cyanoleuca (Magpie-lark) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Dec 2018 by Alison Milton
Myrmecia tarsata (Bull ant or Bulldog ant) at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Nov 2018 by JohnBundock
Nyctophilus gouldi (Gould's Long-eared Bat) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jul 2018 by JohnBundock
Anas gracilis (Grey Teal) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jun 2018 by RodDeb
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jun 2018 by RodDeb
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Jun 2018 by RodDeb
Vanellus miles (Masked Lapwing) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Mar 2018 by RodDeb
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Mar 2018 by RodDeb
Grallina cyanoleuca (Magpie-lark) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Mar 2018 by RodDeb
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Feb 2018 by RodDeb
Alternanthera philoxeroides (Alligator Weed) at Paddys River, ACT - 11 Jan 2018 by ACTParks-InvasivePlantsTeam
Delias aganippe (Spotted Jezebel) at Paddys River, ACT - 8 Jan 2018 by JohnBundock
Anachloris subochraria (Golden Grass Carpet) at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Jan 2018 by JohnBundock
Austrolestes annulosus (Blue Ringtail) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Dec 2017 by JohnBundock
Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail Damselfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Dec 2017 by JohnBundock
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Dec 2017 by JohnBundock
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Paddys River, ACT - 9 Dec 2017 by JohnBundock
Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail Damselfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 Oct 2017 by JohnBundock
Phlebopus marginatus (Giant Bolete) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 May 2017 by RodDeb
Vanellus miles (Masked Lapwing) at Paddys River, ACT - 13 Apr 2017 by RodDeb
Falco cenchroides (Nankeen Kestrel) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Mar 2017 by JohnBundock
Cracticus torquatus (Grey Butcherbird) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Feb 2017 by JohnBundock
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Paddys River, ACT - 18 Dec 2016 by JohnBundock
Phyllotocus rufipennis (Nectar scarab) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Dec 2016 by JohnBundock
Passalidae sp. (family) (Passalid or Bess Beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Dec 2016 by JohnBundock
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Paddys River, ACT - 20 Oct 2016 by RodDeb
Papaver aculeatum (Bristle Poppy) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Oct 2015 by galah681
Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Sep 2015 by galah681
Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Jul 2009 by galah681

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 14 Jan 2022 03:45 PM Recorded on
  • JohnBundock Recorded by

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  • 50mm or larger Animal size

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