Orthetrum balteatum is a freshwater dragonfly species in the family Libellulidae,
present in northern Australia and New Guinea. Kalkman, V. 2009. Orthetrum balteatum. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 21 May 2013.</ref>
The common name for this species is speckled skimmer.