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Barrington flatwing
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Austroargiolestes brookhousei is a species of Australian damselfly in the family Megapodagrionidae, commonly known as a Barrington flatwing. It is endemic to northern New South Wales, where it inhabits streams and bogs.

Austroargiolestes brookhousei is a medium-sized to large, black and pale blue damselfly, without pruinescence. Like other members of the family Megapodagrionidae, it rests with its wings outspread.


In 1986, Günther Theischinger and Tony O'Farrell named this species brookhousei, an eponym in acknowledgement of the work of Peter Brookhouse who was responsible for collecting specimens for analysis.


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