Finally … after several days of hard physical work we took some time off to relax and enjoy our surroundings while taking some photos. Between us we’ve identified a couple more tiny Damselflies, sorted out the differences between some closely related Orthetrums and found another member of Libellulidae. The Water Prince or perhaps a Princess? Hydrobasileus brevistylus is the only Australian species of the genus, which is also found in South-East Asia, Indonesia, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
I knew this Orthetrum sabina (Slender Skimmer) was carrying something when I first saw it but it was only as I got closer I realized it’s victim was in fact another Dragonfly, possibly another Orthetrum species but it is difficult to be confident about the identification of the victim.