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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
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: Libellulinae
Genus: Orthetrum
Species: Orthetrum balteatum

Orthetrum balteatum Lieftinck, 1933
O. baltaetum is an Australian dragonfly that have clear wings without the coloured markings found in other Australian species. O. baltaetum live on streams and riverine swamps in Cape York and northern Territory and New Guinea. O. balteatum, O. boumierra and O. caledonicum have various proportions of yellow and black but, the males develop a blue waxy coating called pruinescence as they mature Orthetrum balteatum is a freshwater dragonfly species in the family Libellulidae,[3][4] present in northern Australia and New Guinea.[1] The common name for this species is speckled skimmer.[5]

Orthetrum balteatum is a medium-sized, black dragonfly with yellow markings. The sides of its body are dark,[6] and it has clear wings without any coloured markings.[5]

See also

List of Odonata species of Australia

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Dow, R.A. (2017). "Orthetrum balteatum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T163903A87528450. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T163903A87528450.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
Lieftinck, M.A. (1933). "The dragonflies (Odonata) of New Guinea and neighbouring islands Part II. Descriptions of a new genus and species of Platycneminae (Agrionidae) and of new Libellulidae". Nova Guinea (Zoologie). 1: 1–66 [63].
"Species Orthetrum balteatum Lieftinck, 1933". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
Schorr, Martin; Paulson, Dennis. "World Odonata List". Slater Museum of Natural History. University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
Günther Theischinger, John Hawking (2006). The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. CSIRO Publishing. ISBN 0-643-09073-8.
Watson, J.A.L.; Theischinger, G.; Abbey, H.M. (1991). The Australian Dragonflies: A Guide to the Identification, Distributions and Habitats of Australian Odonata. Melbourne: CSIRO. ISBN 0643051368.

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