Inland Ringtail
Female, being held before Mating
Murray Mallee Region
Spur-throated Locust
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Wandering Ringtail (Austrolestes leda ?)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Dragonflies (Odonata)
Family: Spreadwing (Zygoptera: Lestidae)
Species: Wandering Ringtail (Austrolestes leda ?)
This Photo:     Male, ventral

Thank you Reiner Richter for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA and possibly elsewhere
Reiner says may be either A. leda or A. io
When comparing A. leda & A. annulosus, John Tann on iNaturalist said "Female annulosus abdomen has segments 4-7 with more-or-less similar sized light bands (segment 7 band may be marginally thinner), segment 3 band thinner female leda has segments 3-6 with similar sized light bands, segment 7 usually thinner".

Copyright © 2011- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Apr-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.