Hemicordulia tauCommon name: Tau Emerald

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.

References: Identification courtesy of Wes Bancroft.

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