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Family PROTONEURIDAE - Threadtail Damselflies

The Threadtail Damselflies are usually small in size, and their abdomen are pin-thin. Their wings are usually clean. We found only one species of this family in Brisbane area.


 
Orange Threadtail, Ochre Threadtail
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Nososticta solida, body length 35mm
The above pictures was taken near a pond in Eight Mile Plains in Brisbane during mid summer, where quite a number of different damselflies and dragonflies can be found. The damselfly has a yellow thorax with black patterns. The abdomen is black with yellow strips. More information and pictures can be found on this page.



Reference:
1. The Australian Dragonflies - CSIRO, Watson, Theisinger & Abbey,1991, p143.
2. The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia - CSIRO, GŁnther Theischinger and John Hawking, 2006, p82. 

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Last updated: May 20, 2007.