Hemicordulia tauCommon name: Tau Emerald

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Found across most of Australia.

Description: There are dark markings on the upper surface of the yellow abdominal segments.

Notes: The larvae inhabit pools, lakes and ponds. The adults are vagrants.

We have photographed this species in September, October, November and February.

References: Identification courtesy of Wes Bancroft.

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

Atlas of Living Australia https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:b89f6072-46a2-4c1f-a417-fd45ee4d5c3f