Austrothemis nigrescensCommon name: Swamp Flat-tail

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Found across southern Australia.

Description: Males are red with black markings while females are yellow and black. Both sexes have a broad abdomen.

Notes: Inhabits lakes, permanent ponds and swamps.

We have photographed this species in November.

References: The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. Günther Theischinger and John Hawking. 2006