Orthetrum caledonicumCommon name: Blue Skimmer
Distribution: Found throughout Australia.
Description: All blue skimmers are yellow with black makings when they first emerge from the nymph. Males turn blue as they mature, females remain yellow and black but can gain a small amount of blue.
Notes: Inhabits a wide range of still and flowing waters.
This species has been seen from December to April.
References: The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. Günther Theischinger and John Hawking. 2006