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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Dicteriadidae
Genus: Dicterias
Species: D. atrosanguinea
Binomial name
Dicterias atrosanguinea
Selys, 1853

Dicterias is a monotypic genus of damselflies in the family Dicteriadidae.[1] It contains the single species Dicterias atrosanguinea, which is known commonly as the red bareleg. It is endemic to Brazil. It occurs on the banks of the Amazon River.[2]


  1. ^ Fleck, G., Neiss, U. G., & Hamada, N. (2012). The larva of Dicterias Selys, 1853 (Odonata: Heliocharitidae (= Dicteriadidae)), and taxonomic and phylogenetic notes on Heliocharitidae. Zootaxa, 3164, 32-40.
  2. ^ Paulson, D. & von Ellenrieder, N. 2006. Dicterias atrosanguinea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 20 January 2016.