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Rainforest mystic
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Male, north Queensland
Conservation status
Scientific classification
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Austrophya is a genus of dragonflies in the family Austrocorduliidae, endemic to north-eastern Australia.

Austrophya is a monotypic genus with only one species, Austrophya mystica, known as a rainforest mystic. Austrophya mystica is a small and slender, bronze-black dragonfly, which inhabits rainforest streams.


Note about family

There are differing views as to the family that Austrophya best belongs to:

  • It is considered to be part of the Austrocorduliidae family at the Australian Faunal Directory
  • It is considered to be part of the Synthemistidae family in the World Odonata List at the Slater Museum of Natural History
  • It is considered to be part of the Corduliidae family at Wikispecies
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