Red and Blue Damselfly
Depositing eggs on nardoo, with sawfly
|Class:||Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)|
|Family:||Damselfly (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae)|
|Species:||Red and Blue Damselfly (Xanthagrion erythroneurum)|
|This Photo:||Depositing eggs on nardoo|
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.