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Thylacine Darner (Acanthaeschna victoria)

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Note: The photographs below are of an immature male which was reared from larva in Dr. Gunther Theischinger's laboratory. We decided to photograph the animal and to publish the photos on our website even though it has always been (and will continue to be) part of our code of conduct not to capture any animals or to photograph animals in captivity. Our reasons for publishing these photos here are twofold; first of all, given the rarity of the species, it is highly unlikely that we would have been able to find and photograph it in the wild in the foreseeable future, and secondly, by presenting our photos here we are giving visitors to our website a rare opportunity to see a live specimen of the species. These photographs are therefore an exception to the rule, and our code of conduct remains in place and unchanged.

PhotoID: AusDr339. Thylacine Darner (Acanthaeschna victoria) - male
Thylacine Darner (Acanthaeschna victoria) ♂

1 / 5; PhotoID: AusDr339 03/12/2011 15:35 F8 1 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Dr. Theischinger's lab, Grays Point, NSW
PhotoID: AusDr340. Thylacine Darner (Acanthaeschna victoria) - male
Thylacine Darner (Acanthaeschna victoria) ♂

2 / 5; PhotoID: AusDr340 03/12/2011 15:36 F8 1 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Dr. Theischinger's lab, Grays Point, NSW
PhotoID: AusDr341. Thylacine Darner (Acanthaeschna victoria) - male
Thylacine Darner (Acanthaeschna victoria) ♂

3 / 5; PhotoID: AusDr341 03/12/2011 15:42 F8 1.3 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Dr. Theischinger's lab, Grays Point, NSW
PhotoID: AusDr342. Thylacine Darner (Acanthaeschna victoria) - male
Thylacine Darner (Acanthaeschna victoria) ♂

4 / 5; PhotoID: AusDr342 03/12/2011 15:48 F8 0.6 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop +Flash MF
Dr. Theischinger's lab, Grays Point, NSW
PhotoID: AusDr347. Thylacine Darner (Acanthaeschna victoria) - male
Thylacine Darner (Acanthaeschna victoria) ♂

5 / 5; PhotoID: AusDr347 03/12/2011 16:34 F8 1.3 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Dr. Theischinger's lab, Grays Point, NSW

Thylacine Darner (Acanthaeschna victoria)

Australian distribution of Acanthaeschna victoria

Inhabits slow, possibly temporary streams

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

  • Telephlebiidae: Key couplet 1 of 37

  • couplet drawing
  • ● No crossveins in median space
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  • Telephlebiidae: Key couplet 9 of 37

  • couplet drawing
  • ○ Wings hyaline
    ● Two to four, occasionally five, cells in triangles and hypertriangles
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  • Telephlebiidae: Key couplet 11 of 37

  • couplet drawingcouplet drawing
  • ● Both wings with two supplementary radial veins (Rspl1 and Rspl2)
    ● Posterior angle of hindwing triangle meeting 1A

    ⇒ species: Thylacine Darner (Acanthaeschna victoria)
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