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Graphic Flutterer Dragonfly - Rhyothemis graphiptera


This page contains pictures and information about Graphic Flutterer Dragonflies that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. They are also known as Banded Flutterer and Small Pond Dragonfly.
Male and female, body length 33mm
This dragonfly is easy to be recognized. The two pairs of wings are in gold colour with brown patterns. Males and females look the same. They prefer still or slow-running waters. We saw a lot of these dragonflies flying around in Macgregor Park, Oxley Creek and Bulimba Creek in Brisbane. 
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Graphic Flutterer Dragonflies fly slowly, usually gliding instead of flying. If they fly, they flutter their wings slowly. They can change speed and direction suddenly when flight.
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Sometimes we found them resting in small group on grasses near the creek or at the middle of the pond. 
Male Banded Flutterer wings 
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1. The Australian Dragonflies - CSIRO, Watson, Theisinger & Abbey,1991, p254.
2. A Field Guide to Dragonflies of South East Queensland - Ric Nattrass, 2006, p104.
3. The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia - CSIRO, GŁnther Theischinger and John Hawking, 2006, p286. 

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