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Mountain Tigertail


Mountain Tigertail
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Copyright: Gerard Blacklock (gerry) (12)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-29
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC V3
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-13 20:58
Viewed: 3957
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One day i will see one of these rare and endangered dragonflies! But for now heres another common one.

Whilst this fact file states they are found in south eastern NSW I found this on in the NightCap National park (northern NSW) adjacent to a semi dry stream in a subtropical rainforest setting.


Eusynthemis tillyardi

The Mountain Tigertail gets its name from the black and yellow markings along its slim body. The scientific name recognises Australia's most prolific entomologist, R.J. Tillyard who, at the beginning of the 20th century, discovered and described approximately one-third of Australia's known dragonflies. The Mountain Tigertail is commonly found near upland swamps and the upper reaches of small streams.

The larvae of this dragonfly are hairy and have a pointed body adapted to living in gravel, sand and mud.

Distribution:
South-eastern New South Wales, northern Victoria.

Habitat:
Coastal and upland streams.

Status:
Common

Size:
7 cm.

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  • gari Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 11] (149)
  • [2006-05-13 22:42]

Hola Gerard.Bonito primer plano.Lastima que el fondo no deje ver bien las alas.Gracias.Saludos.

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  • phlr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
  • [2006-05-14 6:53]

Very good photo of litle thin odonata!
Very good DOF and details!
Very good POV!
5* and TFS!

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