Brad Douglas Photography | Insects | Adversaeschna brevistyla
Taken 12-Jan-12
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Keywords:Adversaeschna brevistyla, Australian, Blue-spotted Hawker, Dragonfly, Insect, Wildlife
Photo Info

Dimensions2413 x 3619
Original file size2.04 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken12-Jan-12 14:45
Date modified11-Jan-15 18:35
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 500D
Focal length210 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/200 at f/16
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Adversaeschna brevistyla

Adversaeschna brevistyla

Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker)

IUCN Status: Least Concern.

If you bother to look at the link for the IUCN status, you'll might notice they refer to this species as Aeshna brevistyla. Here's another interesting snippet of information: in zoology, the name given to the species in the paper that first describes it sticks. Even if it changes genus, the species name remains unchanged.

In 1842, a (presumably) gentleman named Rambur published a paper describing Aeshna brevistyla in a French entomology journal. Subsequently it's been placed into a different genus (Adversaeschna), but his species name persists.