Xanthagrion erythroneurumCommon name: Red & Blue Damsel

Meaning of name: Unknown.

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

Atlas of Living Australia https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:71c9326f-b797-4286-9fae-375b7fc2f53d