Male, close up
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Damselfly (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Aurora Bluetail (Ischnura aurora)|
|This Photo:||Male & Female, about to mate|
Thank you Graham Winterflood for identifying and Dr Chris Burwell for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Notice with Damselflies, they sit with their wings in vertically, flat along the body, or just above.
In relation to the differences between the females of I. aurora & I. heterosticta, Graham said "The blue spots on I. heterosticta are a larger diameter, and roundish. On I. aurora the spots are smaller and maybe triangular in shape. The location of the spots is slightly different too."