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Nighthawk (Apocordulia macrops)

The Nighthawk (Apocordulia macrops) is a dragonfly species of the family Austrocorduliidae, which contains 11 species in Australia.

The identification key to the family Austrocorduliidae consists of 10 couplets, 4 of which are pertinent to Apocordulia macrops. 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.
 AustrocorduliidaeNighthawk
(Apocordulia macrops)
  • Austrocorduliidae: Key couplet 1 of 10

  • couplet drawingcouplet drawing
  • ● Two, occasionally more, cu-a in hindwing, or, costal side of hindwing triangle approximately twice as long as proximal side and discoidal field of hindwing beginning with one row of cells
  • b ↑
  • Austrocorduliidae: Key couplet 2 of 10

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Two, occasionally more, cu-a in hindwing
  • b ↑
  • Austrocorduliidae: Key couplet 5 of 10

  • couplet drawing
  • ● 1A of forewing bowed forwards between end of cell behind subtriangle and wing margin
    ● Anal loop beginning with row of two cells
  • b ↑
  • Austrocorduliidae: Key couplet 6 of 10

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Triangles of forewing and hindwing crossed

    ⇒ species: Nighthawk (Apocordulia macrops)
  • a ↑
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  • Austrocorduliidae: Key couplet 1 of 10

  • couplet drawingcouplet drawing
  • ● Only one cu-a in hindwing
    ● Costal side of hindwing triangle up to 1.7 times the length of proximal side and discoidal side of hindwing beginning with two rows of cells

    ⇒ species: Orange Streamcruiser (Hesperocordulia berthoudi)
a ↑
b ↓
  • couplet drawingcouplet drawing
  • ● Two, occasionally more, cu-a in hindwing, or, costal side of hindwing triangle approximately twice as long as proximal side and discoidal field of hindwing beginning with one row of cells

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  • Austrocorduliidae: Key couplet 2 of 10

  • couplet drawing
  • ● One cu-a in hindwing

    ⇒ genus: Austrocordulia
a ↑
b ↓
  • couplet drawing
  • ● Two, occasionally more, cu-a in hindwing

3  
  • Austrocorduliidae: Key couplet 5 of 10

  • couplet drawing
  • ● 1A of forewing almost straight between end of cell behind subtriangle and wing margin
    ● Anal loop beginning with single cell

    ⇒ species: Rainforest Mystic (Austrophya mystica)
a ↑
b ↓
  • couplet drawing
  • ● 1A of forewing bowed forwards between end of cell behind subtriangle and wing margin
    ● Anal loop beginning with row of two cells

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  • Austrocorduliidae: Key couplet 6 of 10

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Triangles of forewing and hindwing crossed

    ⇒ species: Nighthawk (Apocordulia macrops)
a ↑
b ↓
  • couplet drawing
  • ● Triangles of forewing and hindwing free

Australian distribution