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Red and Blue Damselfly - Xanthagrion erythroneurum


This page contains information and pictures about Red and Blue Damselflies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 40mm
The Red and Blue Damselflies have the bright red face and thorax. Their abdomen is pale colour, with blue rings at tail. Female is almost the same colours as male, which is quite uncommon in damselflies.
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Red and Blue Damselfly larvae only live in still water. We found the Red and Blue Damselflies along the water edge near the lake inside Minnippi Park, Tingalpa, where is the exit of Bulimba Creek, about to meet the Brisbane River.
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We also found this damselfly in Carbrook Wetland. 

1. The Australian Dragonflies - CSIRO, Watson, Theisinger & Abbey,1991, p134.
2. A Field Guide to Dragonflies of South East Queensland - Ric Nattrass, 2006, p35.
3. The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia - CSIRO, GŁnther Theischinger and John Hawking, 2006, p88.

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