Ischnura auroraCommon name: Aurora Bluetail
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