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Australasian slimwing
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Male Lathrecista asiatica festa, Cairns, Australia
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Female
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Lathrecista
Species:
Subspecies:
L. a. festa
Trinomial name
Lathrecista asiatica festa
(Selys, 1879)
Lathrecista asiatica distribution map AU.svg
Synonyms
  • Agrionoptera festa Selys, 1879

Lathrecista asiatica festa known as the Australasian slimwing is a sub-species of Lathrecista asiatica, a dragonfly in the Libellulidae family, found only in Australia. Its range is coastal and adjacent inland in an arc from the Northern Territory to the southern Queensland border. It is a medium-sized dragonfly with a wingspan of 60-85mm, and is usually near rivers, streams, swamps and lagoons but at times can be far from water. The male has a black and yellow thorax with brown upper parts, and a reddish-orange abdomen with a black tip. The taxon has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List.

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