Xanthagrion erythroneurumCommon name: Red & Blue Damsel
Distribution: Throughout Australia except far-northern Queensland.
Description: Orange to red markings on the thorax. The male is marked with vivid blue near the end of the abdomen.
Notes: It inhabits slow sections of mostly wider streams and still waters.
We have photographed this species in September, October and December.
References: The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. Günther Theischinger and John Hawking. 2006