General Description

A small damselfly. Males mostly blue; thorax dark blue with broad white or pale blue longitudinal bands; abdomen pale blue with dark blue annulations at each segment; legs dark blue; wings clear. Females with similar patterning, but with a pale brown colour scheme. Wingspan around 3 cm.


The brilliant colour of the Blue Ringtail male makes them easy to spot, while the brown females are more nondescript. Like all damselflies, the larvae are aquatic predators of other insect larvae, while the adults are aerial hunters of other small insects.


Across Australia.


Found throughout much of Australia, along the banks of still water, such as ponds, riverine pools, and lakes.

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