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Gold-fronted Riverdamsel - Pseudagrion aureofrons


This page contains information and pictures about Gold-fronted Riverdamsels that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. They are also known as Gold-fronted Sprite.
Male, body length 36mm
Gold-fronted Riverdamsel can be found on running water or still water. They usually fly very close on the surface of water, sometimes they rest on the floating materials. 
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They may not be as abundant as the Blue Riverdamsels, but they are easily recognized by their golden-yellow faces and thorax. They can be found cruising on the water surface on a sunny summer day along the slow-flowing part of a creek.
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The damselfly is medium size. The male Gold-fronted Riverdamsels have the bright golden yellow face and thorax. Their lower part of thorax are blue, with black colour in between. The abdomen are black, with blue ring at tail. Females are dull greenish grey in colour, with the same size.
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Gold-fronted Riverdamsel ? Female 
Females are dull greenish grey in colours and about the same size. 
Photos are taken in Bulimba Creek in Eight Mile Plains. 
Wings of Gold-fronted Riverdamsel

1. The Australian Dragonflies - CSIRO, Watson, Theisinger & Abbey,1991, p133.
2. A Field Guide to Dragonflies of South East Queensland - Ric Nattrass, 2006, p38.
3. The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia - CSIRO, GŁnther Theischinger and John Hawking, 2006, p84.

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Last updated: May 26, 2013.