Tau Emerald
Male, profile
Ellura
Tau Emerald
Male, Body
 
    
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:     Male, in flight

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
During flight, the bottom of the legs (feet) of Odonata tuck in behind their head. You can just see it here (the extra black behind the head)
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 © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Dec-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species