Aurora Bluetail
Male, close up
Ellura
Aurora Bluetail
Female, profile
 
                      
Aurora Bluetail (Ischnura aurora)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Dragonflies (Odonata)
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."

Copyright © 2011-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 02-Jan-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.