Tramea loewii (Common Glider)

Tramea loewii (Common Glider) seems happy with almost any type of water and ranges widely in Australia. It is also found in Indonesia, Micronesia, New Caledonia and, I now learn, New Zealand [since 2011 – I must update my New Zealand species page].

In 2019, Queensland, we found these in several locations, usually with no opportunity of a decent photograph. However, we did see a settled, worn specimen in Carnarvon Gorge and I subsequently managed to snag a clean example in flight at the Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens in Brisbane. FNQ 2022 produced some much better perched shots.

in flight