Guide to NZ Dragonflies

There are two parts to this page, an "expert system" guide to the identification, based on their colour and other differentiating attributes, and a list of links to dragonflies by their common and Latin names, for the experts.

There are 11 different breeds of dragonfly in NZ - or there were when Rowe was writing his book (Rowe, 1987). Others may have arrived from across the Tasman, and some may have been lost due to habitat destruction and so on, but for the moment I am basing this site on the book. Note that, due to colour variations, there are more than 11 descriptions here; this is not a work of fiction, just trust me!

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Black dragonflies with yellow markings

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Blue-grey dragonflies

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Brown dragonflies

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Chocolate dragonflies with yellow markings

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Green-brown dragonflies

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Red dragonflies

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Orange dragonflies

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Yellow-orange dragonflies

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Direct links to pages

common names in name order
Baron
Bush giant
Dusk
Lancer, female
Lancer, male
Mountain giant
Orange glider
Ranger
Red glider, female
Red glider, male
Red percher, female
Red percher, male (orange)
Red percher, male (red)
Sentry
Yellow spotted
latin names in name order
Aeshna brevistyla, female
Aeshna brevistyla, male
Antipodochlora braueri
Diplacodes bipunctata, female
Diplacodes bipunctata, male (orange)
Diplacodes bipunctata, male (red)
Hemianax papuensis
Hemicordulia australiae
Pantala flavescens
Procordulia grayi
Procordulia smithii
Tramea transmarina, female
Tramea transmarina, male
Uropetala carovei
Uropetala chiltoni

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