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Tropical Wisp (Agriocnemis dobsoni)

The Tropical Wisp (Agriocnemis dobsoni) is a damselfly species of the family Coenagrionidae, which contains 30 species in Australia.

The identification key to the family Coenagrionidae consists of 54 couplets, 6 of which are pertinent to Agriocnemis dobsoni. Click on the numbers on the right to display the corresponding couplets. Or click on the ALLin1 button to see all the relevant couplets together in a single, scrollable window.

#FamilySpeciesCouplet No.
 CoenagrionidaeTropical Wisp
(Agriocnemis dobsoni)
  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 1 of 54

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  • ● Arculus in hindwing situated beyond distal antenodal crossvein by at least the length of subcostal part of antenodal
    ○ Very small damselflies, hindwing shorter than 14 mm

    ⇒ genus: Agriocnemis
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 3 of 54

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  • ● Inferior anal appendages almost the same length as, or shorter than, superiors
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 4 of 54

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  • ● Tips of superior appendages converging
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 5 of 54

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  • ● Inferior appendages almost as long as superiors
    ○ Abdominal terga 7-8 substantially dark brown-black

    ⇒ species: Tropical Wisp (Agriocnemis dobsoni)
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 8 of 54

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  • ● Posterior lobe of pronotum well developed
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 9 of 54

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  • ● Central part of posterior lobe of pronotum a broad, posterior flap, depressed in midline with, in front of it, a narrower, upright lobe

    ⇒ species: Tropical Wisp (Agriocnemis dobsoni)
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 1 of 54

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  • ● Arculus in hindwing situated beyond distal antenodal crossvein by at least the length of subcostal part of antenodal
    ○ Very small damselflies, hindwing shorter than 14 mm

    ⇒ genus: Agriocnemis
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  • ○ Damselflies without this combination of characters

2 Male only
  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 3 of 54

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  • ● Inferior anal appendages much longer than superiors

    ⇒ species: Pinhead Wisp (Agriocnemis femina)
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  • ● Inferior anal appendages almost the same length as, or shorter than, superiors

3 Male only
  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 4 of 54

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  • ● Tips of superior appendages converging
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  • ● Tips of superior appendages not converging

4 Male only
  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 5 of 54

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  • ● Inferior appendages almost as long as superiors
    ○ Abdominal terga 7-8 substantially dark brown-black

    ⇒ species: Tropical Wisp (Agriocnemis dobsoni)
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  • ● Inferior appendages much shorter than superiors
    ○ Abdominal terga 7-8 substantially orange-red

    ⇒ species: Red-Rumped Wisp (Agriocnemis rubricauda)

5 Female only
  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 8 of 54

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  • ● Posterior lobe of pronotum reduced to low rim

    ⇒ species: Pygmy Wisp (Agriocnemis pygmaea)
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  • ● Posterior lobe of pronotum well developed

6 Female only
  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 9 of 54

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  • ● Central part of posterior lobe of pronotum a broad, posterior flap, depressed in midline with, in front of it, a narrower, upright lobe

    ⇒ species: Tropical Wisp (Agriocnemis dobsoni)
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  • ● Central part of posterior lobe of pronotum, if differentiated from rest, a single, upright flap, or depressed

Australian distribution