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Large Wiretail (Labidiosticta vallisi)

The Large Wiretail (Labidiosticta vallisi) 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, 7 of which are pertinent to Labidiosticta vallisi. 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.
 IsostictidaeLarge Wiretail
(Labidiosticta vallisi)
  • 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 longer than 20 mm

    ⇒ species: Large Wiretail (Labidiosticta vallisi)
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  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 10 of 22

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  • ● Ac in hindwing proximal to level of Ax1
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  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 11 of 22

  • ○ CuP one cell long in forewing and hindwing
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  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 12 of 22

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  • ● Labrum black with pale front margin

    ⇒ species: Large Wiretail (Labidiosticta vallisi)
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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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b ↓
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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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b ↓
  • 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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b ↓
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  • ● Ac in hindwing proximal to level of Ax1

4  
  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 6 of 22

  • ○ Hindwing longer than 20 mm

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

    ⇒ genus: Eurysticta

5 Female only
  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 10 of 22

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

    ⇒ species: Slender Wiretail (Oristicta filicicola)
a ↑
b ↓
  • couplet drawing
  • ● Ac in hindwing proximal to level of Ax1

6  
  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 11 of 22

  • couplet drawing
  • ● 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

7 Female only
  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 12 of 22

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Labrum black with pale front margin

    ⇒ species: Large Wiretail (Labidiosticta vallisi)
a ↑
b ↓
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  • ● Labrum creamy white, with or without darker markings occupying up to basal half

    ⇒ genus: Rhadinosticta

Australian distribution