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Checklist South-Western Australia: 41 species

The checklist below contains the 41 species which have been reported from the area South-Western Australia. The list is sorted based on the species' common names, with damselflies (Zygoptera) sorted before dragonflies (Anisoptera). Click here if you would like to see the list sorted on the species' scientific names or as per our overall checklist.

Each line contains the following pieces of information: the number of the species as per our overall checklist, its common and scientific names, a Distribution button and three further icons. Click on the Distribution button to see the species' Australia-wide distribution. Those species of which we have photographs available are listed in dark red; click on their names to see our photographs. And finally, you can click on the three colourful icons on the right to search the web for more information about the species using Bing, Google or Yahoo as your search engine.

Please note that all of these distribution data, including the dot maps themselves, are copyright-protected. They must not, therefore, be reproduced, republished, redistributed, modified, etc. without the express written permission from the copyright holders. Note also that the acronym DECCW, NSW underneath each dot map stands for the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, New South Wales.

South-Western Australia

102Aurora Bluetail (Ischnura aurora)

Aurora Bluetail (Ischnura aurora)

Australian distribution of Ischnura aurora

Inhabits still and sluggish waters, including temporary ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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3Blue Ringtail (Austrolestes annulosus)

Blue Ringtail (Austrolestes annulosus)

Australian distribution of Austrolestes annulosus

Inhabits riverine pools, lakes and ponds, including temporary ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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103Common Bluetail (Ischnura heterosticta)

Common Bluetail (Ischnura heterosticta)

Australian distribution of Ischnura heterosticta

Inhabits still and sluggish waters, including temporary ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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4Inland Ringtail (Austrolestes aridus)

Inland Ringtail (Austrolestes aridus)

Australian distribution of Austrolestes aridus

Inhabits streams, riverine pools, lakes and ponds, including temporary ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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7Iota Ringtail (Austrolestes io)

Iota Ringtail (Austrolestes io)

Australian distribution of Austrolestes io

Inhabits riverine pools, lakes, ponds (including temporary ponds) and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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25Little Flatwing (Archiargiolestes pusillus)

Little Flatwing (Archiargiolestes pusillus)

Australian distribution of Archiargiolestes pusillus

Inhabits streams, boggy seepages and swamps, including summer-dry swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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23Midget Flatwing (Archiargiolestes parvulus)

Midget Flatwing (Archiargiolestes parvulus)

Australian distribution of Archiargiolestes parvulus

Inhabits boggy seepages and swamps, including summer-dry swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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112Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum)

Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum)

Australian distribution of Xanthagrion erythroneurum

Inhabits slow sections of mostly wider streams and still waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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2Slender Ringtail (Austrolestes analis)

Slender Ringtail (Austrolestes analis)

Australian distribution of Austrolestes analis

Inhabits riverine pools, lakes, swamps and ponds, including temporary ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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92South-Western Billabongfly (Austroagrion cyane)

South-Western Billabongfly (Austroagrion cyane)

Australian distribution of Austroagrion cyane

Inhabits still and sluggish waters, riverine pools, lakes, ponds and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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43Stream Flatwing (Miniargiolestes minimus)

Stream Flatwing (Miniargiolestes minimus)

Australian distribution of Miniargiolestes minimus

Inhabits streams and rivers

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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24Tiny Flatwing (Archiargiolestes pusillissimus)

Tiny Flatwing (Archiargiolestes pusillissimus)

Australian distribution of Archiargiolestes pusillissimus

Inhabits streams, boggy seepages and swamps, including summer-dry swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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1Western Ringtail (Austrolestes aleison)

Western Ringtail (Austrolestes aleison)

Australian distribution of Austrolestes aleison

Inhabits riverine pools, lakes and ponds, including temporary ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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175Armourtail (Armagomphus armiger)

Armourtail (Armagomphus armiger)

Australian distribution of Armagomphus armiger

Inhabits clear rapid streams

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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123Australian Duskhawker (Austrogynacantha heterogena)

Australian Duskhawker (Austrogynacantha heterogena)

Australian distribution of Austrogynacantha heterogena

Inhabits wide range of still waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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256Australian Emerald (Hemicordulia australiae)

Australian Emerald (Hemicordulia australiae)

Australian distribution of Hemicordulia australiae

Inhabits rivers, riverine pools, lakes, and permanent ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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122Australian Emperor (Anax papuensis)

Australian Emperor (Anax papuensis)

Australian distribution of Anax papuensis

Inhabits wide range of still waters, slow streams

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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276Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons)

Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons)

Australian distribution of Crocothemis nigrifrons

Inhabits wide range of still and sluggish waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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300Blue Skimmer (Orthetrum caledonicum)

Blue Skimmer (Orthetrum caledonicum)

Australian distribution of Orthetrum caledonicum

Inhabits wide range of still and flowing waters, including temporary waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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116Blue-Spotted Hawker (Adversaeschna brevistyla)

Blue-Spotted Hawker (Adversaeschna brevistyla)

Australian distribution of Adversaeschna brevistyla

Inhabits still waters (lakes and permanent ponds); sometimes flowing water (riverine pools and quiet areas)

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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202Lilac Hunter (Zephyrogomphus lateralis)

Lilac Hunter (Zephyrogomphus lateralis)

Australian distribution of Zephyrogomphus lateralis

Inhabits streams, possibly swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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319Narrow-Lobed Glider (Tramea stenoloba)

Narrow-Lobed Glider (Tramea stenoloba)

Australian distribution of Tramea stenoloba

Inhabits riverine lagoons, lakes, ponds, including temporary ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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248Orange Streamcruiser (Hesperocordulia berthoudi)

Orange Streamcruiser (Hesperocordulia berthoudi)

Australian distribution of Hesperocordulia berthoudi

Inhabits streams, rivers and riverine pools

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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278Scarlet Percher (Diplacodes haematodes)

Scarlet Percher (Diplacodes haematodes)

Australian distribution of Diplacodes haematodes

Inhabits streams and rivers as well as still waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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321Short-Tailed Duskdarter (Zyxomma elgneri)

Short-Tailed Duskdarter (Zyxomma elgneri)

Australian distribution of Zyxomma elgneri

Inhabits streams, rivers, riverine pools, ponds and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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212Spiny Tigertail (Archaeosynthemis spiniger)

Spiny Tigertail (Archaeosynthemis spiniger)

Australian distribution of Archaeosynthemis spiniger

Inhabits streams and rapid rivers

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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272Swamp Flat-Tail (Austrothemis nigrescens)

Swamp Flat-Tail (Austrothemis nigrescens)

Australian distribution of Austrothemis nigrescens

Inhabits lakes, permanent ponds and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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263Tau Emerald (Hemicordulia tau)

Tau Emerald (Hemicordulia tau)

Australian distribution of Hemicordulia tau

Inhabits riverine pools, lakes, ponds (including temporary ponds), swamps; occasionally streams and rivers

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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213Turquoise Tigertail (Austrosynthemis cyanitincta)

Turquoise Tigertail (Austrosynthemis cyanitincta)

Australian distribution of Austrosynthemis cyanitincta

Inhabits streams

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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209Twinspot Tigertail (Archaeosynthemis leachii)

Twinspot Tigertail (Archaeosynthemis leachii)

Australian distribution of Archaeosynthemis leachii

Inhabits streams, boggy seepages and swamps that may dry out

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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305Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)

Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens)

Australian distribution of Pantala flavescens

Inhabits wide range of still waters, including ephemeral ponds and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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285Wandering Pennant (Macrodiplax cora)

Wandering Pennant (Macrodiplax cora)

Australian distribution of Macrodiplax cora

Inhabits riverine pools and lagoons, ponds (including temporary ponds), swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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277Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata)

Wandering Percher (Diplacodes bipunctata)

Australian distribution of Diplacodes bipunctata

Inhabits wide range of still and sluggish waters, including temporary ponds and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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210Western Brown Tigertail (Archaeosynthemis occidentalis)

Western Brown Tigertail (Archaeosynthemis occidentalis)

Australian distribution of Archaeosynthemis occidentalis

Inhabits streams, boggy seepages and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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132Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha)

Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha)

Australian distribution of Austroaeschna anacantha

Inhabits streams and rivers

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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184Western Inland Hunter (Austrogomphus collaris)

Western Inland Hunter (Austrogomphus collaris)

Australian distribution of Austrogomphus collaris

Inhabits rivers and riverine pools

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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205Western Petaltail (Petalura hesperia)

Western Petaltail (Petalura hesperia)

Australian distribution of Petalura hesperia

Inhabits boggy seepages

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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293Western Pygmyfly (Nannophya occidentalis)

Western Pygmyfly (Nannophya occidentalis)

Australian distribution of Nannophya occidentalis

Inhabits boggy seepages and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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176Western Red Hunter (Austroepigomphus gordoni)

Western Red Hunter (Austroepigomphus gordoni)

Australian distribution of Austroepigomphus gordoni

Inhabits streams and riverine pools

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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266Western Swamp Emerald (Procordulia affinis)

Western Swamp Emerald (Procordulia affinis)

Australian distribution of Procordulia affinis

Inhabits rivers, riverine pools, lakes and ponds

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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250Western Swiftwing (Lathrocordulia metallica)

Western Swiftwing (Lathrocordulia metallica)

Australian distribution of Lathrocordulia metallica

Inhabits streams

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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