Flame-headed Riverdamsel - Pseudagrion
This page contains information and pictures about Flame-headed Riverdamsels that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
They are also known as Flame-headed Sprites.
- Male and female, body length 46mm
- Flame-headed Riverdamsels can be found on running water or still water. They are large
damselflies. They may not be as abundant as the Blue
but their males are easily recognized by their orange-yellow faces. Their lower part of
thorax are greenish-blue, with black colour in between. Their abdomen are black, with
greenish-blue marking at tail.
- The above second picture shows the female Flame-headed Riverdamsel, she is enjoying a meal, looks like
it is a
small bug. Females are the same size as the male with paler colours.
- They are the largest damselfly that we found. They can be
found resting on the plants on a sunny summer day along Bulimba creek. They like to
rest in the
semi-shaded running water area.
- Flame-headed Riverdamsels couple laying eggs in tandem. The
female is inserting eggs into the plant under the water surface.
- Wings of Flamehead Sprite Damselfly
- 1. The Australian Dragonflies - CSIRO, Watson, Theisinger & Abbey,1991,
- 2. A Field Guide to Dragonflies of South East Queensland - Ric
Nattrass, 2006, p39.
- 3. The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia - CSIRO, GŁnther Theischinger and John Hawking, 2006,
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