- The family Megapodagrionidae, or the Flatwings, is another damselflies family which can
found in Brisbane area. As their common name implies, when at rest, they spread their wings flat. They are usually metallic in colour, either green,
blue or bronze. Females oviposit in
tandem with males above the surface of the water and eggs are usually placed in
found two species so far in Brisbane.
- Coastal Flatwing
- Griseargiolestes albescens, male, female, body
- There are many Coastal Flatwings in Yugarapul Park,
Brisbane. They are the medium size damselflies. They are blue to
pale blue in colour. More information please
click on here.
- Common Flatwing, Australian Flatwing
- Austroargiolestes icteromelas, female, male, body length 43mm
- The Common Flatwings are metallic blue in colour, including its eyes
and legs. When rest, they spread its wings horizontally like the
dragonfly. We took those pictures near Bulimba Creek in Wishart. There are a
large number of them can be found along Bulimba Creek, even in winter. They
usually perch on leaves, will fly away for a short distance when disturbed.
For more information please click here.
- 1. The Australian Dragonflies - CSIRO, Watson, Theisinger & Abbey,1991,
- 2. The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia - CSIRO, GŁnther Theischinger and John Hawking, 2006,
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