Orthetrum caledonicumCommon name: Blue Skimmer

Meaning of name: Unknown.

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

Atlas of Living Australia https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:e5a531fe-59cc-4ad6-bbcd-6fd055c458fd