The Fiery Skimmer Dragonfly is a brightly coloured dragonfly. The male has a dark thorax and bright red abdomen, and the female has a brownish orange thorax and abdomen. The abdomen is narrower near the front. The two pairs of wings are about the same size with a wingspan of about 7 cm. The wings are transparent with fine lattice pattern of veins; there is a small black patch on the leading edge of each wing near the wing tip.
Bog Skimmer Dragonfly
found around creeks, swamps and boggy ground
adults prey on flying insects
the female lays her eggs in the water dipping her abdomen in the water to lay
found in Queensland , New South Wales, Victoria, Northern Territory and northern parts of Western Australia. It is also found overseas in Papua New Guinea
|Common Name:||Fiery Skimmer Dragonfly|