Lestoidea is a genus of damselflies in the family Lestoideidae,[2] commonly known as bluestreaks.[3] Its species are endemic to north-east Queensland, Australia, where they inhabit rainforest streams.[3]

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Lestoideidae
Genus: Lestoidea
Tillyard, 1913[1]
Lestoidea distribution map.svg

Species of Lestoidea are medium-sized to large damselflies, dark brown to black in colour, with a dull orange area on the side of the thorax and greenish-yellow markings elsewhere.[4]


The genus Lestoidea has four species:[5]

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  1. ^ Tillyard, R.J. (1913). "On some new and rare Australian Agrionidae (Odonata)". Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. 37 (1912): 404–479 [428]. doi:10.5962/bhl.part.22352 – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.
  2. ^ "Genus Lestoidea Tillyard, 1913". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b Theischinger, Günther; Hawking, John (2006). The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. Collingwood, Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-64309-073-6.
  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. ^ Schorr, Martin; Paulson, Dennis. "World Odonata List". Slater Museum of Natural History. University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 31 March 2017.