Tau Emerald
Male, ventral
Ellura
Tau Emerald
Female, profile
 
    
Tau Emerald (Hemicordulia tau)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Joint Leg (Arthropoda) - Insect (Insecta)
Order: Dragonfly (Odonata)
Family: Emerald Dragonfly (Epiprocta: Corduliidae)
Species: Tau Emerald (Hemicordulia tau)
This Photo:     Female, dorsal

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee) & in the Adelaide Hills
Different to the Australian Emerald (H. australiae) in a few ways. The Tau has: 1. Orange leading wing veins & wing patch (pterostigma), rather than black 2. An orange spot at the end of it's tail (segment 10) 3. An inverted "T" on it's face (unfortunately we didn't capture this in the photo's, yet)

Copyright © 2011- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 04-Sep-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species