Austroargiolestes isabellae

Austroargiolestes isabellae is a species of Australian damselfly in the family Megapodagrionidae,[3] commonly known as a Sydney flatwing.[4]Endemic to the Sydney district, it inhabits streams and boggy areas.[5]

Sydney flatwing
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Argiolestidae
Genus: Austroargiolestes
A. isabellae
Binomial name
Austroargiolestes isabellae
Theischinger & O'Farrell, 1986[2]
Austroargiolestes isabellae distribution map.svg

It is a medium-sized to large, black and pale yellow damselfly, often with some pruinescence on adult bodies .[4] Like other members of the Megapodagrionidae, it rests with its wings outspread.[6]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Dow, R.A. (2017). "Austroargiolestes isabellae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T87532124A87534006. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T87532124A87534006.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  2. ^ Theischinger, G.; O'Farrell, A.F. (1986). "The genus Austroargiolestes Kennedy (Zygoptera: Megapodagrionidae)". Odonatologica. 15 (4): 387–428 [400].
  3. ^ "Species Austroargiolestes isabellae Theischinger & O'Farrell, 1986". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b Theischinger, Günther; Hawking, John (2006). The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. Collingwood, Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing. p. 54. ISBN 978-0-64309-073-6.
  5. ^ Theischinger, Gunther; Endersby, Ian (2009). Identification Guide to the Australian Odonata (PDF). Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW. p. 200. ISBN 978-1-74232-475-3.
  6. ^ 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.