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Indolestes gracilis
Tamil Nadu
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Lestidae
Genus: Indolestes
Fraser, 1922[1]

Indolestes is a genus of damselflies in the family Lestidae.[2] Species of Indolestes can be medium-sized, dull coloured dragonflies.[3] They are found from India through Asia, Australia and the Pacific.[4]


The genus Indolestes includes the following species:[5]


  1. ^ Fraser, F.C. (1922). "New and rare Indian Odonata in the Pusa collection". Memoirs of the Department of Agriculture India, Entomological Series. 7: 39–77 [57]. 
  2. ^ "Genus Indolestes Fraser, 1922". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d Günther Theischinger; John Hawking (2006). The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. CSIRO Publishing. ISBN 0-643-09073-8. 
  4. ^ Watson, J.A.L.; Theischinger, G.; Abbey, H.M. (1991). The Australian Dragonflies: A Guide to the Identification, Distributions and Habitats of Australian Odonata. Melbourne: CSIRO. ISBN 0643051368. 
  5. ^ Martin Schorr; Martin Lindeboom; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 3 Oct 2013.