Tau Emerald Dragonfly: 1

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Hemicordulia tau aka Tau Emerald Dragonfly
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Corduliidae
Kyeema Conservation Park, South Australia – January 4th, 2014 – sunny, warm conditions

Photos: Michal Dutkiewicz

Kyeema Conservation Park has little in the way of open water that we could see, and yet here was a Dragonfly happily resting on a tree leaf. Dragonfly young are called nymphs. They are aquatic predators and look very different to the adults – According to Wikipedia; “Dragonflies possess six legs (like any other insect), but most of them cannot walk well. Dragonflies are among the fastest flying insects in the world. Dragonflies can fly backwards, change direction in mid-air and hover for up to a minute”

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