Blue-spotted Hawker
Female, dorsal
Ellura
Australian Emperor
Body
 
    
Blue-spotted Hawker (Adversaeschna brevistyla)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Dragonflies (Odonata)
Family: Hawker Dragonfly (Epiprocta: Aeshnidae)
Species: Blue-spotted Hawker (Adversaeschna brevistyla)
This Photo:     Female, Body

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
Notice with Dragonflies, they sit with their wings out flat, horizontally. The different sizes of the appendages between the male and female is very obvious in these images

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 06-Dec-2016
This species is a South Australian Native Species, not listed in the Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.