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Slender Wiretail (Oristicta filicicola)

The Slender Wiretail (Oristicta filicicola) 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, 4 of which are pertinent to Oristicta filicicola. 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.
 IsostictidaeSlender Wiretail
(Oristicta filicicola)
  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 1 of 22

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

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

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

    ⇒ species: Slender Wiretail (Oristicta filicicola)
  • a ↑
  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 10 of 22

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

    ⇒ species: Slender Wiretail (Oristicta filicicola)
  • a ↑
1  
  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 1 of 22

  • couplet drawingcouplet drawing
  • ● CuP one or two cells long, occasionally none
a ↑
b ↓
  • couplet drawing
  • ● CuP three or more cells long

2 Male only
  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 3 of 22

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Superior anal appendages shorter than inferiors

    ⇒ genus: Rhadinosticta
a ↑
b ↓
  • couplet drawing
  • ● Superior anal appendages longer than inferiors

3 Male only
  • Isostictidae: Key couplet 5 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

4 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

Australian distribution