Blue-spotted Hawker
Male, Tail
Blue-spotted Hawker
Male, Head & Antenna
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:     Male, Head & Back

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 © 2012-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Dec-2012
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.