- The Clubtails Dragonflies live in streams particularly in open forest. They
are medium to large in size, with body length 40-70mm. They
can be easily recognized by their smaller and widely separated eyes. They are green or
yellow in colour with black strips. They have enlarge area in the end of abdomen and this is why they are commonly called
- Australian Tiger Dragonfly - the largest clubtails in Australia.
The larvae burrow in the bottom sediments of the streams or wave washed
shores. Most species the mature larval crawls out onto the shore for emergence
instead climbing up the vegetations. Adults usually sit on vegetations under the sun.
- Pale Hunter
- Austrogomphus amphiclitus, Subfamily
Gomphinae, body length 50mm
- This dragonfly has the bright green eyes, yellow thorax and yellow
abdomen. There is the black pattern on its thorax and abdomen. It wings are
clear with yellowish-brown in colour. I took those photos when it rest on the plants near the Bulimba
Creek. For most information please go to our Pale
Hunter Dragonflies page.
- Melaleuca Hunter
- Austrogomphus melaleucae, male and female, Subfamily Gomphinae,
body length 45mm
- This Clubtail Dragonfly look alike the Pale Hunter Dragonflies except it
is smaller and has more black pattern on its thorax. Notice the yellow spots
on thorax below each wings. We sometimes find them on Bulimba Creek. More
information click here.
- Hemigomphus gouldii or Hemigomphus heteroclytus, Subfamily Gomphinae, body length 45mm
- We collected this specimen on Moolabin Creek in mid summer. This dragonfly
look similar to Pale Hunter and
- Melaleuca Hunter but without the thick yellow ring on its clubbed tail.
Its pale yellow anal appendages are just like a vice.
- Australian Tiger
- Ictinogomphus australis, Subfamily Lindeniinae, male, body length 65mm, wingspan 80
- Australian Tigers are the largest clubtails in Australia. Like most other
clubtails, they are yellow and black in colour. The males are with broad flaps
on clubbed abdomen end. More information please click here.
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