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Midget Flatwing (Archiargiolestes parvulus)

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PhotoID: AusDa566. Midget Flatwing (Archiargiolestes parvulus) - male
Midget Flatwing (Archiargiolestes parvulus) ♂

1 / 4; PhotoID: AusDa566 10/12/2016 11:37 F8 1/320 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Roadside puddles, Mount Frankland NP, WA [-34.813778°; 116.559111°]
PhotoID: AusDa569. Midget Flatwing (Archiargiolestes parvulus) - female
Midget Flatwing (Archiargiolestes parvulus) ♀

2 / 4; PhotoID: AusDa569 10/12/2016 11:48 F8 1/320 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Roadside puddles, Mount Frankland NP, WA [-34.813778°; 116.559111°]
PhotoID: AusDa572. Midget Flatwing (Archiargiolestes parvulus) - male
Midget Flatwing (Archiargiolestes parvulus) ♂

3 / 4; PhotoID: AusDa572 10/12/2016 12:11 F8 1/640 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Roadside puddles, Mount Frankland NP, WA [-34.813778°; 116.559111°]
PhotoID: AusDa573. Midget Flatwing (Archiargiolestes parvulus) - male
Midget Flatwing (Archiargiolestes parvulus) ♂

4 / 4; PhotoID: AusDa573 10/12/2016 12:12 F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Roadside puddles, Mount Frankland NP, WA [-34.813778°; 116.559111°]

Midget Flatwing (Archiargiolestes parvulus)

Australian distribution of Archiargiolestes parvulus

Inhabits boggy seepages and swamps, including summer-dry swamps

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  • ○ Smaller, with abdomen shorter than 42 mm, hindwings shorter than 35 mm
    ● Fewer than 27 postnodals
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  • ● Generally two, sometimes three, cells in discoidal field between discoidal cell and level of subnodus
    ● Male superior anal appendage without ventral spur
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  • Megapodagrionidae: Key couplet 22 of 31

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  • ● Pale humeral stripe vestigial or absent
    ○ From south-western Australia
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  • ● Line of junction between dark and pale areas of synthorax irregular, with black stripe extending down in front of metapleural suture
    ● Male superior anal appendages with mesal tooth

    ⇒ genus: Archiargiolestes
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  • Megapodagrionidae: Key couplet 30 of 31

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  • ● Tooth on superior appendages with single peak
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  • Megapodagrionidae: Key couplet 31 of 31

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  • ● Anterior margin of tooth almost transverse to axis of abdomen

    ⇒ species: Midget Flatwing (Archiargiolestes parvulus)
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