Red & Blue Damsel (Xanthagrion erythroneurum) female

Photo of Red & Blue Damsel

Red & Blue Damsel

The female of this species is quite variable, ranging from almost identical to males to the one pictured here. Also note the presence of phoretic water mites on the thorax, just where the hind legs attach.

File Name: 2011-04-24_3165   Date/Time: 2011-04-24 12:17:20
Location: Kilcowera Station / Lake Wyara, Queensland, Australia.
Camera Make: PENTAX   Camera Model: PENTAX K-5
Settings: 310mm lens, f/13, 1/320sec, ISO 100, Compulsory Flash