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Banded Flutterer dragonfly

Rhyothemis graphiptera


Rhyothemis graphiptera, known as the graphic flutterer or banded flutterer, is a species of dragonfly of the family Libellulidae. It is found across northern Australia, the Moluccas, New Guinea and New Caledonia. Rhyothemis extends from Africa to the western Pacific. The flight of the genus Rhyothemis is usually fluttering. Rhyothemis graphiptera, a medium-sized dragonfly (wingspan 70mm, length 35mm), inhabits lagoons, lakes, ponds and swamps. The abdomen is dark and the wings are brownish-yellow with dark mottled markings.


Adults usually frequent lakes, riverine lagoons and swamps but they are often found in open, grassy areas far from water. these were at the Irrawong waterfall which was not flowing because of the current drought.

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Mel11 a year ago

That is so nice

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Lovely shots.

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Sydney, Australia

Spotted on Jan 4, 2020
Submitted on Jan 6, 2020

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