Blue Skimmer Dragonfly: 2


Orthetrum caledonicum aka Blue Skimmer (?)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Hexapoda
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Kuitpo, near K1Winery – December, 2013 – warm, sunny conditions

Photo: Michal Dutkiewicz

In Blue Skimmer Dragonfly: 1, we see a great shot of the wings – Here we get to see the head – A different specimen, also a male, shot last Summer. Females are yellowish – This species is widespread across Australia. The wings are characteristically held forward and down when resting for members of this genus.

If any information in this post is inaccurate, please let me know.


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