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Tropical needle
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Male at Davies Creek, north Queensland
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Synlestes tropicus is a species of Australian damselfly in the family Synlestidae, commonly known as a tropical needle. It is endemic to north-eastern Queensland, where it inhabits streams in rainforests.

Synlestes tropicus is a large to very large damselfly, coloured a metallic green-black with pale markings. It perches with its wings partially or fully outspread.

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