Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Austrolestes annulosus (Selys, 1862)

  • Lestes annulosa Selys-Longchamps, E. de 1862. Synopsis des Agrionines, seconde légion: Lestes. Bulletin de la Classe des Science, Academie Royale de Belgique 2 13: 288-338 [332].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) RIB (depository uncertain), Adelaide, SA (as Adélaïde, en Australie).




Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


ACT, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Ben Lomond (BEL), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Burt Plain (BRT), Channel Country (CHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Coolgardie (COO), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Central Ranges (CR), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Dampierland (DL), Davenport Murchison Ranges (DMR), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Esperance Plains (ESP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Finke (FIN), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gawler (GAW), Gibson Desert (GD), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Hampton (HAM), Jarrah Forest (JF), Kanmantoo (KAN), King (KIN), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Mallee (MAL), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Mulga Lands (ML), Murchison (MUR), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Nullarbor (NUL), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Stony Plains (STP), Sturt Plateau (STU), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Tanami (TAN), Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tasmanian Northern Midlands (TNM), Tasmanian Northern Slopes (TNS), Tasmanian South East (TSE), Tasmanian Southern Ranges (TSR), Tasmanian West (TWE), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Warren (WAR), Wet Tropics (WT), Yalgoo (YAL)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Australian Capital Territory
    • New South Wales: Lake Eyre basin, Murray-Darling basin, SE coastal
    • Northern Territory: Lake Eyre basin, W plateau
    • Queensland: Lake Eyre basin, Murray-Darling basin, NE coastal
    • South Australia: Lake Eyre basin, Murray-Darling basin, S Gulfs, SE coastal, W plateau
    • Tasmania
    • Victoria: Murray-Darling basin, SE coastal
    • Western Australia: SW coastal, W plateau

Ecological Descriptors

Adult: predator, volant.

Larvae: lake, lentic freshwater, permanent pond, predator, swamp, temporary pond.

Extra Ecological Information

Riverine*, larva tolerates brackish water.


General References

Allbrook, P. 1979. Tasmanian Odonata. Fauna of Tasmania Handbook No. 1. Hobart : University of Tasmania 84 pp.

Hawking, J.H. 1986. Dragonfly Larvae of the River Murray System. A preliminary guide to the identification of known final instar odonate larvae of south-eastern Australia. Technical Report No. 6. Wodonga : Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation iii 64 pp. (larva, habitat, biology)

Watson, J.A.L. 1962. The Dragonflies (Odonata) of South-Western Australia. A guide to the identification, ecology, distribution and affinities of larvae and adults. Handbook No. 7. Perth : Western Australian Naturalists' Club 72 pp.

Woodall, P.F. 1998. Range extension of Austrolestes annulosus (Odonata: Lestidae) in southern Queensland. Queensland Naturalist 36: 27 [27] (distribution)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
19-Jul-2012 19-Jul-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)