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Rainforest elf
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Tetrathemis irregularis, Malaysia
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Tetrathemis irregularis is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae, known as the rainforest elf. It is a tiny to small, slender dragonfly with black and yellow markings. It inhabits rainforest streams in north-eastern Australia and Southeast Asia, including the Aru Islands.


The species Tetrathemis irregularis includes the following subspecies:

  • Tetrathemis irregularis irregularis Brauer, 1868 - found in South-east Asia and New Guinea
  • Tetrathemis irregularis cladophila Tillyard, 1908 - found in Australia and the Aru islands
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