- This page contains information and pictures about Common Archtail Dragonflies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. They
are also known as Stream Watcher Dragonflies.
- Body length 32mm
This is a small dragonfly found in Bulimba Creek. The dragonfly is black and yellow in colour, slender-bodied, the last few
segments of the abdomen swollen like a clubtail dragonfly. Its two eyes are in
contact and green in colour like a emerald dragonfly. However, it belong to the
family Libellulidae (skimmer).
When we were searching for the Rockmaster near Lake Wivenhoe, We found there
is quite a number of them along the Pryde Creek. They usually perch on a branch
over the fast runner water.
- Stream Watcher wings
- 1. The Australian Dragonflies - CSIRO, Watson, Theisinger & Abbey,1991,
- 2. A Field Guide to Dragonflies of South East Queensland - Ric
Nattrass, 2006, p96.
- 3. The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia - CSIRO, GŁnther Theischinger and John Hawking, 2006,
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