Red Damselfly, Red Coat Damselfly (Xanthocnemis zealandica)

Order: Odonata (oh-do-NAY-ta) (Info)
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Xanthocnemis
Species: zealandica

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On Jan 6, 2015, RosinaBloom from Waihi,
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

The Red Damselfly is the most common New Zealand native damselfly. Only the males are red, and the females are smaller, brownish/black with a beige underside.
Several of them were flying and landing on a small walkway bridge over a stream in Yvonne and Jim's Waihi garden.

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