Urothemis aliena facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsRed baron
|Male, Cairns, Australia|
Urothemis aliena, commonly called the red baron, is a species of dragonfly found in northern and eastern Australia and New Guinea. It is a member of the family Libellulidae. It inhabits riverine lagoons and ponds.
Urothemis aliena is a medium-sized dragonfly (wingspan 85mm, length 45mm) with a bright red body and two dark spots on segments eight and nine of its abdomen. The hindwing has a dark triangular-shaped reddish-brown mark at the base. Its Australian distribution is from Broome, Western Australia along the north of the continent to the southern Queensland border.
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