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Rhyothemis variegata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Rhyothemis
Hagen, 1867[1]

Rhyothemis is a genus of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae.[2] They are commonly known as Flutterers. Rhyothemis species are found in Africa, Asia, Australia and the Pacific region.[3]


The genus Rhyothemis includes the following species:[4]


  1. ^ Hagen, H. (1867). "Die Neuroptera der Insel Cuba". Stettiner Entomologische Zeitung (in German). 28: 215–232 [232] – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.
  2. ^ "Genus Rhyothemis Hagen, 1867". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  3. ^ 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. p. 278. ISBN 0643051368.
  4. ^ Martin Schorr; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 12 Oct 2018.
  5. ^ Theischinger, G.; Hawking, J. (2006). The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. CSIRO Publishing. ISBN 0-643-09073-8.
  6. ^ Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. (2010). "Rhyothemis mariposa". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2010: e.T168020A6446785. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-3.RLTS.T168020A6446785.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  7. ^ Clausnitzer, V. (2006). "Rhyothemis semihyalina". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  8. ^ Subramanian, K. A. (2005). Dragonflies and Damselflies of Peninsular India (PDF).

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