Tau Emerald
Male, Clasps
Ellura
Tau Emerald
Male, ventral
 
    
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, Secondary Genetalia

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 © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 29-Jan-2013
This species is an Australian Native Species