Female, Back of Head
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Spreadwing (Zygoptera: Lestidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Blue Ringtail (Austrolestes annulosus)|
|This Photo:||Female, ventral|
Thank you Reiner Richter & John Tann for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Notice with Spreadwings, they site with their wings in vertically, flat along the body, or just above, the same as Damselflies.
The females are a very different colour to the males. Males are vivid blue, where the female are off white, with metallic patches on their dorsal surface & head.
We photographed 6 specimens in Jan, Feb, Mar, May & June