- This family is newly separated from the family GOMPHIDAE.
They are large dragonflies, usually black and yellow colours with clear wings.
Eyes are widely separated. The male have the "finned tails".
- The larvae burrow in the bottom sediments of the streams or wave washed
shores. Most species the mature larval crawls out onto the shore for emergence
instead climbing up the vegetations. Adults usually sit on vegetations under the sun.
- We have only one species of Tigers in Brisbane.
- Australian Tiger
- Ictinogomphus australis, male, female, body length 65mm
- Australian Tigers are yellow and black in colour. The males are with broad flaps
on clubbed abdomen end. More information please click here.
- 1. The
Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia - CSIRO, GŁnther
Theischinger and John Hawking, 2006, p160.
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