Tail of giant bush dragonfly insects of New Zealand
Giant bush dragonfly insects of New Zealand
Head of giant bush dragonfly insects of New Zealand

New Zealand Giant Bush Dragonfly - Uropetala chiltoni

Habitat Wetlands

Diet The Giant Bush Dragonfly eats small insects including cicadas.

General The giant Bush Dragonfly's wing span is up to 13cm and it is one of 11 species of dragonfly found in NZ. It is eaten by birds and wasps. The giant Bush dragonfly lives in a half wet burrow as a larva for 5 years and snatches prey at night by the burrow entrance.

Photos Natural Heritage Collection.