Dragonflies & Damselflies (Odonata) of the Eungella Region

Burwell, C. J., Theischinger, G., Leach, E. C., & Burwell-Rodriguez, A. I. (2020)


We collate records of species of dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata) from the broader Eungella region within the Clarke Range, central coastal Queensland, Australia, comprising the Eungella plateau, the upper Pioneer Valley as far east as Gargett, and the area around Eungella Dam on the western side of the Clarke Range. Records are based on specimens collected on Griffith University and Queensland Museum surveys of the region in 2013 and 2014, specimen records in museum collections, and observational records sourced using the Atlas of Living Australia and accompanied by identifiable photographs. A total of 58 species are recorded from the Eungella region: 37 dragonflies and 21 damselflies, representing 12 families. Four species appear to be endemic to the Clarke Range. Another six are southern species that occur as far north as Eungella and the broader Clarke Range but do not cross the Burdekin-Lynd Barrier. Two species are essentially confined to northern Queensland and occur south of the Burdekin-Lynd Barrier but only as far south as the Eungella region. The majority of the region’s species are widespread, occurring from northern to southern Queensland and often far beyond.