Xanthagrion erythroneurum (Red & Blue Damsel)

Xanthagrion erythroneurum is widely distributed in Australia,occuring in all states. It also occurs in Fiji and New Caledonia.

The common name, Red & Blue Damsel, seems always to be written with an ampersand rather than being spelled out. Who am I to be different? The male is an unmistakable, strikingly colourful critter. We found them at two sites on our 2017 Australian visit but at one, the Winton Wetlands, we saw only a female, though conditions were very windy and not favourable for odo hunting.

male
female
in cop