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Rainforest Elf (Tetrathemis irregularis cladophila)

The Rainforest Elf (Tetrathemis irregularis cladophila) is a dragonfly species of the family Libellulidae, which contains 56 species in Australia.

The identification key to the family Libellulidae consists of 67 couplets, 4 of which are pertinent to Tetrathemis irregularis cladophila. 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.
 LibellulidaeRainforest Elf
(Tetrathemis irregularis cladophila)
  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 1 of 67

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  • ● Distal antenodal of forewing complete, both costal and subcostal sections present
  • a ↑
  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 2 of 67

  • couplet drawingcouplet drawing
  • ● Anal loop present
  • b ↑
  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 9 of 67

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  • ● Anal loop rounded, poorly developed, of three to five cells
  • a ↑
  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 10 of 67

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  • ● Basal side of hindwing triangle well beyond arculus

    ⇒ species: Rainforest Elf (Tetrathemis irregularis cladophila)
  • a ↑
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 1 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Distal antenodal of forewing complete, both costal and subcostal sections present
a ↑
b ↓
  • couplet drawing
  • ● Distal antenodal of forewing incomplete, only the costal section present

2  
  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 2 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Hindwing lacking anal loop

    ⇒ genus: Nannophya
a ↑
b ↓
  • couplet drawingcouplet drawing
  • ● Anal loop present

3  
  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 9 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Anal loop rounded, poorly developed, of three to five cells
a ↑
b ↓
  • couplet drawing
  • ● Anal loop well developed, generally stocking-shaped, usually closed at tip

4  
  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 10 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Basal side of hindwing triangle well beyond arculus

    ⇒ species: Rainforest Elf (Tetrathemis irregularis cladophila)
a ↑
b ↓
  • couplet drawing
  • ● Basal side of hindwing triangle close to or at arculus

    ⇒ genus: Nannophlebia

Australian distribution