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Yellow Striped Flutterer

Order Odonata, Rhyothemis phyllis


Body length to approx 4cm. Wings mostly transparent, except for a patch of black and yellow stripes. It was drizzling rain so it hung under the cover of a leaf. Docile.


Forest at Cattana Wetlands QLD

1 Species ID Suggestions

ShannaB 8 years ago
Yellow-striped Flutterer
Rhyothemis phyllis Yellow-striped Flutterer Dragonfly - Rhyothemis phyllis

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Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 8 years ago

Yes you are right about their flight. It looked as though it was struggling. Slow wing beats.

ShannaB 8 years ago

No worries!! I was so excited to see one, but we were amazed at how slow they are in flight. My hubby described them as "the turtles of the dragonfly world". : )

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 8 years ago

Thank you for the assistance with the ID Shanna. Much appreciated!

ShannaB 8 years ago

These are beautiful. My husband and I had our first spotting of one last weekend too!

Andrea Lim
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Andrea Lim

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Mar 29, 2013
Submitted on Apr 3, 2013

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