Pseudagrion aureofrons (Gold-fronted Riverdamsel)

There are damselflies that are so beautiful that they cause a sharp intake of breath when first you see them. This is one such. When I first saw the gaudy yellow frontal aspect of this in 2019 I was captivated. I’d seen pictures but the reality is wonderful. It is quite widespread in Australia missing only from the centre and the southwest corner.

Unfortunately this character was keeping out in the middle of a stream. My companions had Wellington boots and could wade in but I was stuck on the banks wishing that I could get closer. A couple of the pictures I managed are just about recognizable as record shots.