Aurora Bluetail
S9, Green Female, profile
Aurora Bluetail
S10, Male, Thorax
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:     🔍S10, Male, profile🔎

Thank you Graham Winterflood for identifying and Matt Campbell, Karen Weaving & Dr Christopher Burwell for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The green female measured at ~27mm long, while the male was slightly smaller at ~25mm; very small for an odonata.
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 © 2022-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Dec-2022
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.