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Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha)

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PhotoID: AusDr573. Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) - female
Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) ♀

1 / 19; PhotoID: AusDr573 08/12/2016 13:04 F8 1/100 180mm ISO800 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Lefroy Brook, Pemberton, WA [-34.443111°; 116.025806°]
PhotoID: AusDr574. Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) - female
Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) ♀

2 / 19; PhotoID: AusDr574 08/12/2016 13:05 F8 1/50 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Lefroy Brook, Pemberton, WA [-34.443111°; 116.025806°]
PhotoID: AusDr575. Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) - female
Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) ♀

3 / 19; PhotoID: AusDr575 08/12/2016 13:11 F8 1/100 180mm ISO1600 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Lefroy Brook, Pemberton, WA [-34.443111°; 116.025806°]
PhotoID: AusDr576. Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) - female
Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) ♀

4 / 19; PhotoID: AusDr576 08/12/2016 13:52 F8 1/50 180mm ISO1600 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Lefroy Brook, Pemberton, WA [-34.443111°; 116.025806°]
PhotoID: AusDr577. Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) - female
Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) ♀

5 / 19; PhotoID: AusDr577 08/12/2016 13:55 F8 1/100 180mm ISO1600 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Lefroy Brook, Pemberton, WA [-34.443111°; 116.025806°]
PhotoID: AusDr578. Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) - female
Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) ♀

6 / 19; PhotoID: AusDr578 08/12/2016 13:56 F8 1/100 180mm ISO1600 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Lefroy Brook, Pemberton, WA [-34.443111°; 116.025806°]
PhotoID: AusDr579. Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) - female
Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) ♀

7 / 19; PhotoID: AusDr579 08/12/2016 13:59 F8 1/50 180mm ISO1600 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Lefroy Brook, Pemberton, WA [-34.443111°; 116.025806°]
PhotoID: AusDr580. Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) - female
Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) ♀

8 / 19; PhotoID: AusDr580 08/12/2016 14:05 F8 1/160 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Lefroy Brook, Pemberton, WA [-34.443111°; 116.025806°]
PhotoID: AusDr581. Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) - female
Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) ♀

9 / 19; PhotoID: AusDr581 08/12/2016 14:06 F8 1/100 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Lefroy Brook, Pemberton, WA [-34.443111°; 116.025806°]
PhotoID: AusDr616. Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) - male
Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) ♂

10 / 19; PhotoID: AusDr616 11/12/2016 16:02 F8 1/15 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Lefroy Brook, Pemberton, WA [-34.443111°; 116.025806°]
PhotoID: AusDr617. Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) - male
Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) ♂

11 / 19; PhotoID: AusDr617 11/12/2016 16:03 F8 1/15 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Lefroy Brook, Pemberton, WA [-34.443111°; 116.025806°]
PhotoID: AusDr618. Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) - male
Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) ♂

12 / 19; PhotoID: AusDr618 11/12/2016 16:12 F8 1/25 180mm ISO800 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Lefroy Brook, Pemberton, WA [-34.443111°; 116.025806°]
PhotoID: AusDr619. Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) - male
Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) ♂

13 / 19; PhotoID: AusDr619 11/12/2016 16:14 F8 1/25 180mm ISO800 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Lefroy Brook, Pemberton, WA [-34.443111°; 116.025806°]
PhotoID: AusDr620. Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) - male
Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) ♂

14 / 19; PhotoID: AusDr620 11/12/2016 16:16 F8 1/13 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Lefroy Brook, Pemberton, WA [-34.443111°; 116.025806°]
PhotoID: AusDr621. Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) - male
Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) ♂

15 / 19; PhotoID: AusDr621 11/12/2016 16:40 F8 1/60 180mm ISO1600 Canon80D -Crop -Flash MF
Lefroy Brook, Pemberton, WA [-34.443111°; 116.025806°]
PhotoID: AusDr622. Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) - male
Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) ♂

16 / 19; PhotoID: AusDr622 11/12/2016 16:44 F8 1/40 180mm ISO1600 Canon80D -Crop -Flash MF
Lefroy Brook, Pemberton, WA [-34.443111°; 116.025806°]
PhotoID: AusDr623. Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) - male
Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) ♂

17 / 19; PhotoID: AusDr623 11/12/2016 16:44 F8 1/20 180mm ISO800 Canon80D -Crop -Flash MF
Lefroy Brook, Pemberton, WA [-34.443111°; 116.025806°]
PhotoID: AusDr624. Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) - male
Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) ♂

18 / 19; PhotoID: AusDr624 11/12/2016 16:47 F8 1/13 180mm ISO800 Canon80D -Crop -Flash MF
Lefroy Brook, Pemberton, WA [-34.443111°; 116.025806°]
PhotoID: AusDr625. Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) - male
Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha) ♂

19 / 19; PhotoID: AusDr625 11/12/2016 16:49 F8 1/13 180mm ISO800 Canon80D -Crop -Flash MF
Lefroy Brook, Pemberton, WA [-34.443111°; 116.025806°]

Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha)

Australian distribution of Austroaeschna anacantha

Inhabits streams and rivers

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  • Telephlebiidae: Key couplet 1 of 37

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  • ● No crossveins in median space
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  • ○ Wings hyaline
    ● Two to four, occasionally five, cells in triangles and hypertriangles
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  • Telephlebiidae: Key couplet 11 of 37

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  • ● Both wings with a single supplementary radial vein (Rspl)
    ● Posterior angle of hindwing triangle and 1A joined by a short crossvein
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  • Telephlebiidae: Key couplet 12 of 37

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  • ● Male with three or fewer, or without, distinct longitudinal dorsal ridges on segment 10
    ○ Anal appendages of female shorter than to slightly longer than segment 10
    ● Supra-anal plate rounded to subtriangular

    ⇒ genus: Austroaeschna and Dromaeschna
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  • Telephlebiidae: Key couplet 13 of 37

  • ○ Abdominal segments 9 and 10 and anal appendages largely dark brown or black
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  • Telephlebiidae: Key couplet 14 of 37

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  • ● Front of synthorax with one or two pale stripes over virtually the entire length on each side, or pale patches with or without a long pale stripe
    ● Abdominal terga 3-8 either lacking basal pale marks, or with both basal and central or distal marks

    ⇒ genus: Austroaeschna and Dromaeschna
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  • Telephlebiidae: Key couplet 17 of 37

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  • ● Side of synthorax with either unequal, pale stripes or pale patches on a dark background
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  • Telephlebiidae: Key couplet 18 of 37

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  • ● Top of frons black with pair of pale spots isolated from pale patch at side of anterior frons by broad to tenuous black band
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  • Telephlebiidae: Key couplet 19 of 37

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  • ● Only upper part of anterior frons black
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  • Telephlebiidae: Key couplet 27 of 37

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  • ● Three small pale marks on mesepimeron
    ● Mesokatepisternum dark brown to black
    ○ Legs black with small yellow marks near bases of tibiae

    ⇒ species: Western Darner (Austroaeschna anacantha)
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