Orthetrum rubens

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Orthetrum rubens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Orthetrum
Species: O. rubens
Binomial name
Orthetrum rubens
Barnard, 1937

Orthetrum rubens is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. It is endemic to South Africa. Its natural habitat is rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Clausnitzer, V., Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & Suhling, F. (2011). "Orthetrum rubens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 

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