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Synlestes

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Synlestes is a genus of damselflies in the family Synlestidae.[2] Species of Synlestes are very large damselflies, metallic green to dark bronze or black in colour with white, yellow or orange markings.[3] Unlike many other damselflies, they spread their wings when resting. They are endemic to eastern Australia where they inhabit streams.[4]

Species

The genus Synlestes includes the following species:[5]

References

  1. ^ Selys-Longchamps, E. (1869). "Les névroptères de Port Denison. in, Comptes-rendus des séances de la société entomologique de Belgique : Assemblée mensuelle du 4 avril 1868". Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique (Comptes-rendus) (in French). 11: lxxiv-lxxviii [lxxvi] – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.
  2. ^ "Genus Synlestes Selys, 1869". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  3. ^ Theischinger, Günther; Hawking, John (2006). The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. Collingwood, Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing. p. 24. 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 5 April 2017.
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Synlestes: Brief Summary

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Synlestes is a genus of damselflies in the family Synlestidae. Species of Synlestes are very large damselflies, metallic green to dark bronze or black in colour with white, yellow or orange markings. Unlike many other damselflies, they spread their wings when resting. They are endemic to eastern Australia where they inhabit streams.

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