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Synlestes weyersii female rump (15801845663).jpg
Female Synlestes weyersii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Synlestidae
Genus: Synlestes
Selys, 1869
Map showing distribution of Synlestes in eastern Australia

Synlestes is a genus of damselflies in the family Synlestidae. Species of Synlestes are very large damselflies, metallic green to dark bronze or black in colour with white, yellow or orange markings. Unlike many other damselflies, they spread their wings when resting. They are endemic to eastern Australia where they inhabit streams.


The genus Synlestes includes the following species:

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