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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Telephlebiidae
Genus: Spinaeschna
Theischinger, 1982
Map showing distribution of Spinaeschna in eastern Australia

Spinaeschna is a genus of dragonflies in the family Telephlebiidae. These dragonflies are endemic to eastern Australia, where they inhabit streams and rivers.

Species of Spinaeschna are medium to large, dark brown dragonflies with greenish-yellow markings.


The genus Spinaeschna includes the following two species:

  • Spinaeschna tripunctata (Martin, 1901) – southern cascade darner
  • Spinaeschna watsoni Theischinger, 1982 – northern cascade darner
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