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DIPHLEBIIDAE - Azure Damselflies

The Azure Damselflies are all in bright blue colour. They are large, thick body and rest with wings spread. Their wings usually have the large dark brown pattern. We found only one species in Brisbane area.

Sapphire Rockmaster
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Diphlebia coerulescens, body length 50mm, male, male female
Rockmaster Damselflies are also known as Dark Azure. They are large, thick body and rest with wings spread, much look like  the dragonflies. They have black head, black striped bright blue colour thorax, blue ringed black abdomen and blue light tail. Their anal appendages are black in colour. Their wings are dark brown with clear wings base. More information on this page

1. The Australian Dragonflies - CSIRO, Watson, Theisinger & Abbey,1991, p170.
2. The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia - CSIRO, GŁnther Theischinger and John Hawking, 2006, p18. 

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Last updated: November 27, 2010.