Animal Species:Mountain Tigertail dragonfly

The Mountain Tigertail dragonfly gets its name from the black and yellow markings along its slim body.

Standard Common Name

Mountain Tigertail

Identification

The larvae of the Mountain Tigertail dragonfly are hairy and have a pointed body adapted to living in gravel, sand and mud.

Size range

7 cm

Distribution

The Mountain Tigertail is found in south-eastern New South Wales, northern Victoria.

Habitat

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.

Classification

Species:
tillyardi
Genus:
Eusynthemis
Family:
Synthemistidae
Superfamily:
Libelluloidea
Suborder:
Epiproctophora
Order:
Odonata
Class:
Insecta
Subphylum:
Uniramia
Phylum:
Arthopoda
Kingdom:
Animalia

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