Eusynthemis aurolineata


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Eusynthemis aurolineata
Species Authority: Tillyard, 1913
Common Name(s):
English Variable Tigertail
Taxonomic Notes: Originally described as Metathemis guttata auriolineata Tillyard, 1913 and later recognized as a distinct species by Theischinger (1995). See Theischinger (1995) for the full taxonomic history.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-07-20
Assessor(s): Hawking, J.
Reviewer(s): Clausnizter, V. & Kalkman, V. (Odonata Red List Authority)
A common, widespread species (Theischinger and Hawking 2006) that qualifies for the Least Concern category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Australia. Ranges from southeastern Queensland to northeastern New South Wales (Theischinger and Hawking 2006).
Australia (New South Wales, Queensland)
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Population [top]

Population: A moderately common species with a stable population.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabits montane swamps and small streams, with the larva often found in mud and detritus (Theischinger and Hawking 2006).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats affecting this species nor are their likely to be in the near future.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation actions in place, nor are any thought to be needed.

Citation: Hawking, J. 2009. Eusynthemis aurolineata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 27 August 2015.
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