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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.


The genus Austrolestes includes the following species:[3]


  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.