Nesobasis aurantiaca Tillyard

Orange Fiji Damselfly (Nesobasis aurantiaca)

The Orange Fiji Damselfly was described in 1924; it is only known from a single male specimen that had been collected on the island of Viti Levu, Fiji. 

The species is mainly red colored, bearing some black longitudinal stripes along the dorsal part of its thorax.


The Orange Fiji Damselfly might by conspecific with Martina’s Fiji Damselfly (Nesobasis martina Marinov), which was only described in 2021 and which itself is only known by a single female specimen. [1]



[1] Milen Marinov: On the Fijian endemic genus Nesobasis Selys, 1891 with introduction of N. martina sp. nov. and N. monika sp. nov. (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) IDF-Report 165: 1-17. 2021


edited: 10.01.2024