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Indolestes risi (Weele)

Big Spreadwing (Indolestes risi)

The Big Spreadwing was described in 1909, it is known from only one male specimen, which is now lost, as well as from three female specimens; it was found at an unspecified place on new Guinea.

The species reaches a wingspan of about 4,2 cm and is said to be easily recognizable by the shape of the base of the hindwings as well as by the presence of a patch of long black setae in this area in the males. [1]

It is now thought to be possibly extinct.



[1] Vincent Kalkman; Albert Orr: Field Guide to the damselflies of New Guinea. Brachytron 2013


edited: 13.11.2021