Ischnura auroraCommon name: Aurora Bluetail

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Occurs throughout Australia.

Description: The male is substantially red, with blue markings on the end of the abdomen.

Notes: The larvae inhabit still and sluggish waters, including temporary ponds.

We have photographed this species in December and February.

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

Atlas of Living Australia