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Tau emerald
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The tau emerald (Hemicordulia tau) is a species of dragonfly in the family Corduliidae. It is found in all parts of Australia except northern Queensland and north-western Western Australia. The species was first described by Edmond de Sélys Longchamps in 1871.

The tau emerald is a medium-sized, black and yellow dragonfly with long legs, reaching a body length of about 50 mm. In both males and females the inboard edge of the hindwing is rounded.

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