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Tau Emerald

The Tau Emerald is one of the largest dragonflies found around Perth and can become fairly accustomed to people around the garden.

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Noongar Names: Djerakan Noort (Dragonfly)

Scientific Name: Hemicordulia tau

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss

Will they visit?: Tau Emeralds 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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