Austrolestes

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Austrolestes
Austrolestes annulosus.jpg
Blue Ringtail (Austrolestes annulosus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Lestidae
Genus: Austrolestes
Tillyard, 1913[1]

Austrolestes is a genus of medium to large-sized damselflies in the family Lestidae.[2] Males are usually bright blue and black, the females duller. Members of this genus are found in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific islands.

Species[edit]

The genus Austrolestes includes the following species:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tillyard, R.J. (1913). "On some new and rare Australian Agrionidae (Odonata)". Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. 37 (1912): 404-479 [421] – via Biodiversity Heritage Library. 
  2. ^ "Genus Austrolestes Tillyard, 1913". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Martin Schorr; Martin Lindeboom; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Archived from the original on 28 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  • Günther Theischinger; John Hawking (2006). The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. CSIRO Publishing. ISBN 0-643-09073-8. 
  • Annette Walker; et al. (2000). The Reed Handbook of Common New Zealand Insects. Raupo Publishing (NZ). ISBN 0-7900-0718-5.