Anax papuensis

Australian Emperor at Aranda Bushland

Anax papuensis at Aranda Bushland - 21 Oct 2023
Anax papuensis at Aranda Bushland - 21 Oct 2023
Anax papuensis at Aranda Bushland - 21 Oct 2023
Anax papuensis at Aranda Bushland - 21 Oct 2023
Anax papuensis at Aranda Bushland - 21 Oct 2023
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Identification history

Anax papuensis 28 Jan 2024 KorinneM
Hemianax papuensis 21 Oct 2023 JimL

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This was one chonky individual. It landed and worked hard to maintain position on the pad, with plenty of downdraft moving the water. Really impressive!

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Chara sp. (genus) (A charophyte green algae) at Belconnen, ACT - 29 Sep 2023 by lbradley
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Belconnen, ACT - 29 Sep 2023 by lbradley
Cymbonotus sp. (preissianus or lawsonianus) (Bears Ears) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Sep 2023 by lbradley
Echium plantagineum (Paterson's Curse) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Sep 2023 by lbradley
Senecio quadridentatus (Cotton Fireweed) at Belconnen, ACT - 3 Sep 2023 by lbradley
Senecio quadridentatus (Cotton Fireweed) at Belconnen, ACT - 25 Jul 2023 by lbradley
Grimmia pulvinata var. africana (Blunt-beak Grimmia) at Belconnen, ACT - 25 Jul 2023 by lbradley
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Acacia baileyana x Acacia dealbata (Cootamundra Wattle x Silver Wattle (Hybrid)) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 29 May 2023 by lbradley
Acacia baileyana x Acacia dealbata (Cootamundra Wattle x Silver Wattle (Hybrid)) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 29 May 2023 by lbradley
Acacia baileyana x Acacia dealbata (Cootamundra Wattle x Silver Wattle (Hybrid)) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 29 May 2023 by lbradley
Epilobium ciliatum (A Willow Herb) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 29 May 2023 by lbradley
Acacia baileyana x Acacia dealbata (Cootamundra Wattle x Silver Wattle (Hybrid)) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 6 May 2023 by lbradley
Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 26 Mar 2023 by lbradley
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 24 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Anzoplana trilineata (A Flatworm) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 16 Oct 2022 by LD12
Scolopendromorpha (order) (A centipede) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 16 Oct 2022 by LD12
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis (Spotted Grass Frog) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 4 Oct 2022 by LD12
Echium plantagineum (Paterson's Curse) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 3 Sep 2022 by lbradley
Ranunculus inundatus (River Buttercup) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 1 Sep 2022 by lbradley
Typha domingensis (Bullrush) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 1 Sep 2022 by lbradley
Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Mar 2022 by JimL
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Mar 2022 by JimL
Salsa fuliginata (Sooty Orb-weaver) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by KMcCue
Araneinae (subfamily) (Orb weaver) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Oct 2021 by KMcCue
Chrysolina quadrigemina (Greater St Johns Wort beetle) at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 27 Oct 2021 by KMcCue
Lauxaniidae (family) (Unidentified lauxaniid fly) at Holt, ACT - 15 Sep 2021 by Roger
Fletchamia quinquelineata (Five-striped flatworm) at Holt, ACT - 14 Aug 2021 by MattFox
Trifolium arvense var. arvense (Haresfoot Clover) at Holt, ACT - 14 Aug 2021 by MattFox
Oncocoris sp. (genus) (A stink bug) at Holt, ACT - 5 Jun 2021 by tpreston
Oncocoris sp. (genus) (A stink bug) at Holt, ACT - 5 Jun 2021 by trevorpreston
Scolopendromorpha (order) (A centipede) at Holt, ACT - 5 Jun 2021 by tpreston
zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) at Holt, ACT - 26 Mar 2021 by tpreston
Araneus circulissparsus (species group) (Speckled Orb-weaver) at Holt, ACT - 15 Mar 2021 by Roger
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Holt, ACT - 20 Feb 2021 by KMcCue
Backobourkia heroine (Heroic Orb-weaver) at Holt, ACT - 16 Feb 2021 by KMcCue
Carthamus lanatus (Saffron Thistle) at Holt, ACT - 11 Jan 2021 by Jenny54
Ottelia ovalifolia subsp. ovalifolia (Swamp Lily) at Holt, ACT - 22 Dec 2020 by RWPurdie
Harmonia conformis (Common Spotted Ladybird) at Holt, ACT - 24 Nov 2020 by Roger
Cherax destructor (Common Yabby) at Holt, ACT - 1 Oct 2020 by AlisonMilton
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis (Spotted Grass Frog) at Dunlop, ACT - 24 Apr 2020 by BIrdsinCanberra
Habronestes sp. (genus) (An ant-eating spider) at Dunlop, ACT - 24 Apr 2020 by BIrdsinCanberra
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis (Spotted Grass Frog) at Dunlop, ACT - 24 Apr 2020 by BIrdsinCanberra
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Dunlop, ACT - 17 Apr 2020 by BIrdsinCanberra
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Dunlop, ACT - 17 Apr 2020 by BIrdsinCanberra
Rhipidura leucophrys (Willie Wagtail) at Dunlop, ACT - 17 Apr 2020 by BIrdsinCanberra
Amanita sp. (Amanita sp.) at Dunlop, ACT - 12 Apr 2020 by JoeG
Cherax destructor (Common Yabby) at Belconnen, ACT - 29 Mar 2018 by KMcCue
Ranunculus papulentus (Large River Buttercup) at Belconnen, ACT - 20 Jan 2018 by KenT
Ischnura heterosticta (Common Bluetail Damselfly) at Belconnen, ACT - 20 Jan 2018 by KenT
Ischnura aurora (Aurora Bluetail) at Belconnen, ACT - 20 Jan 2018 by KenT
Porphyrio melanotus (Australasian Swamphen) at Belconnen, ACT - 14 Oct 2017 by KMcCue
Arthropodium fimbriatum (Nodding Chocolate Lily) at Belconnen, ACT - 6 Dec 2016 by nic.jario
Austrolestes analis (Slender Ringtail) at Belconnen, ACT - 5 Nov 2016 by KMcCue
Noctuidae (family) (A cutworm or owlet moth) at Dunlop, ACT - 5 Nov 2016 by KMcCue
Arthropodium fimbriatum (Nodding Chocolate Lily) at Belconnen, ACT - 30 Nov 2015 by jksmits
Limnodynastes tasmaniensis (Spotted Grass Frog) at Belconnen, ACT - 16 Nov 2015 by MichaelMulvaney
Delma inornata (Olive Legless-lizard) at Belconnen, ACT - 2 Nov 2015 by MichaelMulvaney
Linum marginale (Native Flax) at Belconnen, ACT - 8 Nov 2014 by RWPurdie
Ranunculus inundatus (River Buttercup) at Belconnen, ACT - 8 Nov 2014 by RWPurdie
Cullen tenax (Tough Scurf-Pea) at Belconnen, ACT - 18 Nov 2013 by RobSpeirs

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Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 21 Oct 2023 09:04 AM Recorded on
  • JimL Recorded by

Additional information

  • Alive / healthy Animal health
  • Unknown Gender
  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size
  • False Pollinator Insect on Flower

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