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Blue Skimmer

Blue Skimmers are common around home gardens and frog ponds.

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Noongar Names: Djerakan Noort (Dragonfly)

Scientific Name: Orthetrum caledonicum

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss

Will they visit?: Blue Skimmers will visit home gardens with ponds and pools

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Perched on rushes, shrubs, logs, and rocks

Diet: Flying insects and aquatic invertebrates

Water: Large frog ponds

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

Dragonflies are efficient predators and excellent pests controllers around the home. If you see this charismatic dragonfly around your garden or pond, you can record your sighting on Atlas of Living Australia!

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