Crocothemis nigrifrons

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Black-headed skimmer
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Crocothemis
Species: C. nigrifrons
Binomial name
Crocothemis nigrifrons
(Kirby, 1894)[1]
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Crocothemis nigrifrons is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae.[2] Its common names include black-headed skimmer and blue-scarlet dragonfly.[3] It is found in Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands.

The male is blue and black, and the female is brown in color.[3]

The species is usually found near still or sluggish waters and is common over much of its range.[4]


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  1. ^ Kirby, W.F. (1894). "On a small collection of Odonata (dragonflies) from Queensland, with descriptions of five new species". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 6. 14: 15-21 [19] – via Biodiversity Heritage Library. 
  2. ^ "Species Crocothemis nigrifrons (Kirby, 1894)". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Crocothemis nigrifrons. Discover Nature. James Cook University.
  4. ^ Theischinger, G; Hawking, J (2006). The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. Collingwood Vic.: CSIRO. p. 262. ISBN 0643090738. 
  • Watson, Theischinger, and Abbey (1991). The Australian Dragonflies. CSIRO, Canberra and Melbourne.