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Pilbara Dragon (Antipodogomphus hodgkini)

The Pilbara Dragon (Antipodogomphus hodgkini) is a dragonfly species of the family Gomphidae, which contains 35 species in Australia.

The identification key to the family Gomphidae consists of 47 couplets, 3 of which are pertinent to Antipodogomphus hodgkini. 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.
 GomphidaePilbara Dragon
(Antipodogomphus hodgkini)
  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 1 of 47

  • couplet drawingcouplet drawing
  • ● Incomplete (subcostal) antenodal crossvein proximal to Ax1 usually present in forewings, sometimes lacking in hindwings
    ● End of abdomen elongate, mid-dorsal length of abdominal tergum 9 more than 2.4 mm in male, 2.3 mm in female

    ⇒ genus: Antipodogomphus
  • a ↑
  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 2 of 47

  • couplet drawing
  • ○ Abdominal terga 9-10 reddish yellow
    ● Abdominal terga 4-5 with short, black mid-dorsal line, faint in very pale individuals, often fused with transverse black ring on supplementary transverse carina
  • a ↑
  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 3 of 47

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Black stripe along line of intersegmental suture continuous above metastigma

    ⇒ species: Pilbara Dragon (Antipodogomphus hodgkini)
  • b ↑
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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 1 of 47

  • couplet drawingcouplet drawing
  • ● Incomplete (subcostal) antenodal crossvein proximal to Ax1 usually present in forewings, sometimes lacking in hindwings
    ● End of abdomen elongate, mid-dorsal length of abdominal tergum 9 more than 2.4 mm in male, 2.3 mm in female

    ⇒ genus: Antipodogomphus
a ↑
b ↓
  • couplet drawingcouplet drawing
  • ● Generally no incomplete antenodal crossvein proximal to Ax1 in any wing
    ● End of abdomen not elongate, mid-dorsal length of abdominal tergum 9 less than 2.3 mm in male, 2.1 mm in female

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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 2 of 47

  • couplet drawing
  • ○ Abdominal terga 9-10 reddish yellow
    ● Abdominal terga 4-5 with short, black mid-dorsal line, faint in very pale individuals, often fused with transverse black ring on supplementary transverse carina
a ↑
b ↓
  • couplet drawing
  • ○ Abdominal terga 9-10 mainly black above
    ● Terga 3-5 with yellow mid-dorsal line, sometimes fused to anterior yellow ring

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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 3 of 47

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Black stripe along line of intersegmental suture of synthorax broken above metastigma

    ⇒ species: Northern Dragon (Antipodogomphus neophytus)
a ↑
b ↓
  • couplet drawing
  • ● Black stripe along line of intersegmental suture continuous above metastigma

    ⇒ species: Pilbara Dragon (Antipodogomphus hodgkini)

Australian distribution