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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Cladus: Odonatoptera
Cladus: Holodonata
Ordo: Odonata
Subordo: Epiprocta
Infraordo: Anisoptera
Superfamilia: Libelluloidea

Familia: Libellulidae
Subfamilia: Tetrathemistinae
Genus: Risiophlebia
Species: R. dohrni – R. guentheri – R. risi

Risiophlebia Cowley, 1934

Kosterin, O.E. 2015: Risiophlebia guentheri sp. nov. (Odonata, Libellulidae) from southeastern Indochina. Zootaxa 3964(1): 138–145. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3964.1.10. Preview (PDF) Reference page.

Risiophlebia is a genus of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae.[1] It contains three species, all of which are endemic to the Central Highlands of the Mondulkiri Province and some other regions of southern Vietnam.[2]


The genus contains three species:[1][3]

Risiophlebia dohrni
Risiophlebia guentheri
Risiophlebia risi

Risiophlebia guentheri is named after André Günther in honor of his contributions to the study of Odonata.[2]
Range and habitat

Deforestation and the establishment of new plantations is the biggest threat to Risiophlebia.[4] The Nee Soon freshwater swamp, located in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, is the only site in Singapore where R. dohrni can be found.[5] R. dohrni is extremely rare, making them hard to find and study.[6] R. dohrni has been documented in the Central Kalimantan Provence of Indonesia.[7] R. dohrni has also been documented at the island of Belitung in Indonesia.[8] R. guentheri was first discovered at the Central Plateau of the Annamese Mountains,[3] and was named after André Günther as a homage to his contributions to the study of Odonata.[2]

Risiophlebia dohrni reproduce in freshwater and peat swamp forests.[9] Larvae are found in freshwater where they prey on other aquatic organisms, such as tadpoles and small fish.[10]
Distinguishing species of Risiophlebia

Risiophlebia risi possess a forewing triangle that resembles the shape of a wide rhombus.[11] In R. risi, the hindwing triangle is located at the arculus and is not recessed.[11] The forewing triangle of R. dohrni has a normal shape and the hindwing triangle is recessed.[11]

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1.Dow 2.Silvius, 1.Rory 2.Marcel (2014-04-04). "Results of an Odonata survey carried out in the peatlands of Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, in 2012" (PDF). Journal of the International Dragonfly Fund. 7: 1–37.
Alfarisyi, Akbar (July 2017). "Belitung Odonata Exploration" (PDF). Agrion Newsletter of the Worldwide Dragonfly Association. 21: 82–86.
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