Painted Grasshawk (species: Neurothemis stigmatizans) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Neurothemis stigmatizans
Painted Grasshawk

©Anne Hoggett: A male Neurothemis stigmatizans at the Lizard Island airstrip.

©Kyle Michie: This appears to be a female Neurothemis stigmatizans, needs confirmation. At Lizard Island Research Station.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Odonata
Family Libellulidae
Genus Neurothemis
Species Neurothemis stigmatizans



Distinguishing features

Males are reddish with the distinctive pattern on wings as photographed. Females are pale greenish-yellow (Atlas of Living Australia accessed 30 Aug 2019).


  • Up to 4 cm (Estimated length of photographed specimen)


  • Up to 8.5 cm (Atlas of Living Australia accessed 30 Aug 2019)



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

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