Ischnura heterostictaCommon name: Common Bluetail

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Occurs throughout Australia.

Description: The male is blue and black. The female is a dull green colour.

Notes: The larvae inhabit still and sluggish waters, including temporary ponds, and have been reported to be salt tolerant. 

We have photographed this species in October, December and January.

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

Atlas of Living Australia