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Australian Tiger (Ictinogomphus australis)

The Australian Tiger (Ictinogomphus australis) is a dragonfly species of the family Lindeniidae, which contains 3 species in Australia.

The identification key to the family Lindeniidae consists of 2 couplets, 2 of which are pertinent to Ictinogomphus australis. 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.
 LindeniidaeAustralian Tiger
(Ictinogomphus australis)
  • Lindeniidae: Key couplet 1 of 2

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Yellow humeral stripe extending from just below antealar ridge to katepisternum, sometimes interrupted at upper third
    ● Yellow stripe on metanepisternum extending to level of metastigma
  • b ↑
  • Lindeniidae: Key couplet 2 of 2

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Abdominal terga 7-8 approximately half yellow and half black above
    ● Terga 9-10 substantially black above

    ⇒ species: Australian Tiger (Ictinogomphus australis)
  • a ↑
1  
  • Lindeniidae: Key couplet 1 of 2

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Yellow humeral stripe reduced to spot below end of antealar ridge, with or without spot at lower end
    ● Yellow stripe on metanepisternum similarly reduced

    ⇒ species: Cape York Tiger (Ictinogomphus paulini)
a ↑
b ↓
  • couplet drawing
  • ● Yellow humeral stripe extending from just below antealar ridge to katepisternum, sometimes interrupted at upper third
    ● Yellow stripe on metanepisternum extending to level of metastigma

2  
  • Lindeniidae: Key couplet 2 of 2

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Abdominal terga 7-8 approximately half yellow and half black above
    ● Terga 9-10 substantially black above

    ⇒ species: Australian Tiger (Ictinogomphus australis)
a ↑
b ↓
  • couplet drawing
  • ● Abdominal terga 7-8 yellowish in front, reddish brown to reddish black behind
    ● Much of terga 9-10 reddish brown above

    ⇒ species: Pilbara Tiger (Ictinogomphus dobsoni)

Australian distribution