Slender ringtail

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Slender ringtail
Austrolestes analis.jpg
Tasmania, Australia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Lestidae
Genus: Austrolestes
Species: A. analis
Binomial name
Austrolestes analis
Rambur, 1842[1]
Austrolestes analis distribution map.svg

The slender ringtail (Austrolestes analis) is an Australian damselfly in the family Lestidae.[2]


The slender ringtail was first described by Jules Pierre Rambur in 1862.[1][2]


The abdomen is 3-3.2 cm long.[3]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is found in south-western Western Australia, south-eastern South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales[2] and Tasmania.[3]

It is active through Spring to Autumn near lakes, slow flowing rivers and nearby vegetation.[3]



  1. ^ a b Rambur, Jules (1842). Histoire naturelle des insectes. Névroptères (in French). Paris: Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret. pp. 534 [253] – via Gallica. 
  2. ^ a b c "Species Austrolestes analis (Rambur, 1842)". Australian Biological Resources Study. Retrieved 21 December 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c Daley, Elizabeth; Daley, Anthony (2007). Wings: an introduction to Tasmania's winged insects. Riffles Pty. Ltd. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-9804006-2-5.