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Flutterers
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Rhyothemis variegata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Rhyothemis
Hagen, 1867

Rhyothemis is a genus of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. They are commonly known as Flutterers. Rhyothemis species are found in Africa, Asia, Australia and the Pacific region.

Species

The genus Rhyothemis includes the following species:

  • Rhyothemis amaryllis Selys, 1878
  • Rhyothemis aterrima Selys, 1891
  • Rhyothemis braganza Karsch, 1890
  • Rhyothemis cognata (Rambur, 1842)
  • Rhyothemis fulgens Kirby, 1889
  • Rhyothemis fuliginosa Selys, 1883
  • Rhyothemis graphiptera (Rambur, 1842) - Graphic Flutterer or Banded Flutterer or Small Pond Dragonfly
  • Rhyothemis hurleyi Tillyard, 1926
  • Rhyothemis imperatrix Selys, 1887
  • Rhyothemis mariposa Ris, 1913 - Mariposa Flutterer
  • Rhyothemis notata (Fabricius, 1781)
  • Rhyothemis obsolescens Kirby, 1889
  • Rhyothemis phyllis (Sulzer, 1776)
  • Rhyothemis plutonia Selys, 1883
  • Rhyothemis princeps Kirby, 1894
  • Rhyothemis pygmaea (Brauer, 1867)
  • Rhyothemis regia (Brauer, 1867)
  • Rhyothemis resplendens Selys, 1878
  • Rhyothemis semihyalina (Desjardins, 1832) - Phantom Flutterer
  • Rhyothemis severini Ris, 1913
  • Rhyothemis splendens Fraser, 1955
  • Rhyothemis triangularis Kirby, 1889
  • Rhyothemis variegata (Linnaeus, 1763) - Common Picture Wing
  • Rhyothemis vidua Selys, 1878
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