Austrothemis nigrescensCommon name: Swamp Flat-tail
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