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Argiocnemis rubescens
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Argiocnemis
Selys, 1877

Argiocnemis is a genus of damselfly in the family Coenagrionidae. Species of Argiocnemis are generally small to medium-sized damselflies, darkly coloured with pale markings. They occur in Africa, Indian Ocean islands, South-east Asia, New Guinea and Australia.


The genus Argiocnemis contains the following species:

  • Argiocnemis ensifera Lieftinck, 1932
  • Argiocnemis rubescens Selys, 1877 - red-tipped shadefly
  • Argiocnemis solitaria (Selys, 1872)
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