Scientific name: Hemianax papuensis
The Australian Emperor is a large, common, pale brown to yellow dragonfly with dark brown mottling and clear wings.
The Australian Emperor lives in urban areas, fresh water, forests, heath.
The Australian Emperor is found throughout Australia and the South Pacific.
Other behaviours and adaptations
The larvae of the Australian Emperor are usually found on water plants and are active predators that stalk prey and grow quickly.