Blue-spotted Hawker
Male, Eyes
Ellura
Blue-spotted Hawker
Female, Body
 
                      
Blue-spotted Hawker (Adversaeschna brevistyla)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Dragonflies (Odonata)
Family: Hawker Dragonfly (Epiprocta: Aeshnidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Blue-spotted Hawker (Adversaeschna brevistyla)
This Photo:     🔍Female, dorsal🔎

Thank you Reiner Richter & Anthony Paul for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Notice with Dragonflies, they sit with their wings out flat, horizontally. The different sizes of the appendages between the male and female is very obvious in these images

Copyright © 2016-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 06-Dec-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.