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Red Swamp Dragon - Agrionoptera insignis allogenes

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This page contains information and pictures about Red Swamp Dragons that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. 
 
 
Body length 40mm
 
The Red Swamp Dragon is a medium size dragonfly with slender red abdomen. The abdomen tip is black in colour. The head and thorax is light bright green. Its wings are relatively long.
 
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This dragonfly is uncommon. We first found this dragonfly on Feb 2011 in Karawatha Forest on a lagoon near the Melaleuca Circuit. 
 
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The dragonfly was resting on top of reed. When we came closer, it flied and rested on a few tens meters away. It returned to the same perch only when we hided away.  

Reference:
1. The Australian Dragonflies - CSIRO, Watson, Theisinger & Abbey,1991, p258.
2. A Field Guide to Dragonflies of South East Queensland - Ric Nattrass, 2006, p108.
3. The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia - CSIRO, GŁnther Theischinger and John Hawking, 2006, p254. 

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Last updated: February 14, 2011.