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  Yellow Empereor Dragonfly hemianax papuensis

 

The Australian Emperor is a very large dragonfly, up to 70 mm long. Its abdomen is marked boldly in black and yellow. The thorax is greenish-grey. The head is yellow with a T-shaped mark on the forehead (frons). The eyes are yellow-green. The leading edges of the wings are yellow. The insect habitually hunts fairly slowly, patrolling up and down like other hawkers, with short bursts at high speed] Their wingspan is 11 centimetres (4.3 in). Males and females are similar.