Aethriamanta circumsignata (Square-spot Basker)

There are two Australian Aethriamanta species distinguished mainly by the shape of the dark hind-wing root patch, known in the vernacular as Square-spot and L-spot Baskers.

I met a single example of this, Aethriamanta circumsignata (Square-spot Basker) on FNQ 2022. The lighting was not advantageous but I got at least mainly recognizable shots. I did much better in 2024 flying solo.

Whilst going through my 2019 shots, I found that I’d missed its cousin, Aethriamanta nymphaeae (L-spot Basker) – a mistake of the inexperienced with Ozzie dragonflies.

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