Austrolestes aleison facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsWestern ringtail
Austrolestes aleison is an Australian species of damselfly in the family Lestidae, commonly known as a western ringtail. It is endemic to south-western Australia, where it inhabits pools, ponds and lakes.
Austrolestes aleison is a medium-sized to large damselfly, the male is blue and black.
The word aleison is from the greek word ἄλεισον, meaning a goblet. In 1979, Tony Watson and Max Moulds named this species of damselfly after the goblet-shape of the mark on segment 2 of the male abdomen.
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