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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Eumetazoa
Superphylum: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Palaeoptera
Superorder: Odonatoptera
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Epiprocta
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Superfamily: Libelluloidea
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Orthetrum

This is a quite large dragonfly with a relatively broad, flattened abdomen, but not as broad as other chaser species. The females and immature males are a deep yellow colour, with wavy black lines dorsally on their abdomen. Males and females have the costal vein (the leading edge of the wing) yellow or black.

Common name(s): Black-tailed skimmer
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