Hemicordulia australiaeCommon name: Australian Emerald
Distribution: Found in the southwest of Western Australia. Also along the eastern coast of Australia.
Description: There are dark markings on the upper surface of the yellow abdominal segments.
Notes: The larvae inhabit rivers, pools, lakes and permanent ponds. The adults are vagrants.
We have photographed this species in December.
References: The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. Günther Theischinger and John Hawking. 2006