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Podopteryx selysi
Australian Museum specimen
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Megapodagrionidae
Genus: Podopteryx
Selys, 1871

Podopteryx is a damselfly genus. It belongs in the subfamily Argiolestinae of the flatwing damselfly family Megapodagrionidae. They are very large damselflies found in Indonesia, New Guinea and Australia.


The genus Podopteryx has two described species:

  • Podopteryx casuarina Lieftinck, 1949
  • Podopteryx selysi (Foerster, 1899) - Treehole Flatwing
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