Orthetrum balteatum

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Libelluloidea

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Cladus: Odonatoptera
Cladus: Holodonata
Ordo: Odonata
Subordo: Epiprocta
Infraordo: Anisoptera
Superfamilia: Libelluloidea

Familia: Libellulidae
Subfamilia: Libellulinae
Genus: Orthetrum
Species: Orthetrum balteatum

Name[edit]

Orthetrum balteatum Lieftinck, 1933

Description[edit]

O. baltaetum is an Australian dragonfly that have clear wings without the coloured markings found in other Australian species. O. baltaetum live on streams and riverine swamps in Cape York and northern Territory and New Guinea. O. balteatum, O. boumierra and O. caledonicum have various proportions of yellow and black but, the males develop a blue waxy coating called pruinescence as they mature