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Kimberley Pin (Eurysticta kununurra)

The Kimberley Pin (Eurysticta kununurra) is a damselfly species of the family Isostictidae, which contains 15 species in Australia.

The identification key to the family Isostictidae consists of 22 couplets, 8 of which are pertinent to Eurysticta kununurra. 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.
 IsostictidaeKimberley Pin
(Eurysticta kununurra)
  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 1 of 22

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  • ● CuP one or two cells long, occasionally none
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  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 3 of 22

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  • ● Superior anal appendages longer than inferiors
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  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 5 of 22

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  • ● Ac in hindwing proximal to level of Ax1
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  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 6 of 22

  • ○ Hindwing shorter than 20 mm

    ⇒ genus: Eurysticta
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  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 7 of 22

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  • ● Front of synthorax bearing some bronze-green markings, sometimes substantially bronze
    ● No upright stripe half-way from dorsal carina to mesopleural suture
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  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 8 of 22

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  • ● Bronze-green coloration extending somehow into outer (lateral) portions of front of synthorax
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  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 9 of 22

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  • ● Bronze-green band on either side of dorsal carina occupying half the front of synthorax, or less, the outer edges parallel except for short broadening or diagonal, downward-directed lobe near centre

    ⇒ species: Kimberley Pin (Eurysticta kununurra)
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  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 11 of 22

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  • ● CuP one cell long in forewing, two cells long in hindwing

    ⇒ genus: Eurysticta
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  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 1 of 22

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  • ● CuP one or two cells long, occasionally none
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  • ● CuP three or more cells long

2 Male only
  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 3 of 22

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  • ● Superior anal appendages shorter than inferiors

    ⇒ genus: Rhadinosticta
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  • couplet drawing
  • ● Superior anal appendages longer than inferiors

3 Male only
  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 5 of 22

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  • ● Ac in hindwing at or distal to level of Ax1

    ⇒ species: Slender Wiretail (Oristicta filicicola)
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  • ● Ac in hindwing proximal to level of Ax1

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  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 6 of 22

  • ○ Hindwing longer than 20 mm

    ⇒ species: Large Wiretail (Labidiosticta vallisi)
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  • ○ Hindwing shorter than 20 mm

    ⇒ genus: Eurysticta

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  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 7 of 22

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  • ● Front of synthorax either entirely pale (in many females), or with dark band on either side of dorsal carina, plus shorter, narrow, upright stripe half-way from dorsal carina to mesopleural suture

    ⇒ species: Pilbara Pin (Eurysticta coolawanyah)
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  • ● Front of synthorax bearing some bronze-green markings, sometimes substantially bronze
    ● No upright stripe half-way from dorsal carina to mesopleural suture

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  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 8 of 22

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  • ● Bronze-green coloration completely restricted to median half of front of synthorax

    ⇒ species: Queensland Pin (Eurysticta reevesi)
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  • ● Bronze-green coloration extending somehow into outer (lateral) portions of front of synthorax

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  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 9 of 22

  • couplet drawingcouplet drawing
  • ● Bronze-green band on either side of dorsal carina occupying half the front of synthorax, or less, the outer edges parallel except for short broadening or diagonal, downward-directed lobe near centre

    ⇒ species: Kimberley Pin (Eurysticta kununurra)
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  • ● Bronze-green coloration occupying more than half width of front of synthorax, sometimes entire width, its outer edges wavy or scalloped, or set with a row of pale spots in front of mesopleural suture

    ⇒ species: Coomalie Pin (Eurysticta coomalie)

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  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 11 of 22

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  • ● CuP one cell long in forewing, two cells long in hindwing

    ⇒ genus: Eurysticta
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b ↓
  • ○ CuP one cell long in forewing and hindwing

Australian distribution