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Forest Darner (Austroaeschna pulchra)

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PhotoID: AusDr358. Forest Darner (Austroaeschna pulchra) - female
Forest Darner (Austroaeschna pulchra) ♀

1 / 5; PhotoID: AusDr358 09/12/2011 14:06 F8 1/200 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
McCarrs Creek, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NP, NSW [-33.662900°; 151.250733°]
PhotoID: AusDr359. Forest Darner (Austroaeschna pulchra) - female
Forest Darner (Austroaeschna pulchra) ♀

2 / 5; PhotoID: AusDr359 09/12/2011 14:07 F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
McCarrs Creek, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NP, NSW [-33.662900°; 151.250733°]
PhotoID: AusDr360. Forest Darner (Austroaeschna pulchra) - female
Forest Darner (Austroaeschna pulchra) ♀

3 / 5; PhotoID: AusDr360 09/12/2011 14:08 F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
McCarrs Creek, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NP, NSW [-33.662900°; 151.250733°]
PhotoID: AusDr361. Forest Darner (Austroaeschna pulchra) - female
Forest Darner (Austroaeschna pulchra) ♀

4 / 5; PhotoID: AusDr361 09/12/2011 14:12 F8 1/320 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
McCarrs Creek, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NP, NSW [-33.662900°; 151.250733°]
PhotoID: AusDr362. Forest Darner (Austroaeschna pulchra) - female
Forest Darner (Austroaeschna pulchra) ♀

5 / 5; PhotoID: AusDr362 09/12/2011 14:13 F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
McCarrs Creek, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NP, NSW [-33.662900°; 151.250733°]

Forest Darner (Austroaeschna pulchra)

Australian distribution of Austroaeschna pulchra

Inhabits streams and rivers

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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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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  • ● 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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  • ● Synthorax in front of mesopleural suture with a single yellow or yellowish green stripe over virtually its entire length on each side and, commonly, a small spot of the same colour beside it, near its upper end
    ● Abdominal terga 3-8 (male) or 3-7 (female) with one pair of pale spots, widely separated at base of segment

    ⇒ genus: Austroaeschna
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  • ● Male inferior appendage scoop-shaped, broad, when seen from above extending almost to inner base of superior appendage
    ● Hind corners of occipital triangle of female unarmed or with small, upright or diverging tooth on each side
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  • Telephlebiidae: Key couplet 16 of 37

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  • ● Occiput large and predominantly pale
    ● Postoccipital lobes of female thin, finger-like, exceptionally missing
    ● Male superior anal appendages with tip asymmetrical

    ⇒ species: Forest Darner (Austroaeschna pulchra)
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