Animal Species:Mountain Tigertail dragonfly
The Mountain Tigertail dragonfly gets its name from the black and yellow markings along its slim body.
The larvae of the Mountain Tigertail dragonfly are hairy and have a pointed body adapted to living in gravel, sand and mud.
The Mountain Tigertail is found in south-eastern New South Wales, northern Victoria.
The Mountain Tigertail is commonly found near upland swamps and the upper reaches of small streams.
Other behaviours and adaptations
The scientific name of the Mountain Tigertail recognises Australia's most prolific entomologist, R.J. Tillyard who, at the beginning of the 20th century, discovered and described approximately one-third of Australia's known dragonflies.