Red and Blue Damselfly
Pair skimming over tadpoles
Ellura
Red and Blue Damselfly
Depositing eggs on nardoo
 
    
Red and Blue Damselfly (Xanthagrion erythroneurum)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Dragonfly (Odonata)
Family: Damselfly (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae)
Species: Red and Blue Damselfly (Xanthagrion erythroneurum)
This Photo:     Depositing eggs on nardoo, with sawfly

Thank you Reiner Richter for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
An off white / buff Damselfly with red / orange & blue highlights with light red / orange legs.
Finely hairy body & head.
The tail has evenly distributed black bars on top, with blue rings at the segment joins. It is off white / buff underneath.
Each wing tip has an opaque section, with edges & veins being finely serated.
This specimen was trapped behind flyscreen, so we grabbed a glass & plastic cutting board and caught it. Took these photos and then let it go.
You can see it's in poor condition, with over 7 ticks, damaged eye and missing part of it's wing tip.

Copyright © 2011- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Mar-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species