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Conehead Darner (Austroaeschna subapicalis)

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PhotoID: AusDr133. Conehead Darner (Austroaeschna subapicalis) - female
Conehead Darner (Austroaeschna subapicalis) ♀

1 / 2; PhotoID: AusDr133 30/12/2008 14:48 F5.6 1/350 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
East Rim Walk at Fitzroy Falls, Morton NP, NSW [-34.648700°; 150.482800°]
PhotoID: AusDr134. Conehead Darner (Austroaeschna subapicalis) - female
Conehead Darner (Austroaeschna subapicalis) ♀

2 / 2; PhotoID: AusDr134 30/12/2008 14:49 F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
East Rim Walk at Fitzroy Falls, Morton NP, NSW [-34.648700°; 150.482800°]

Conehead Darner (Austroaeschna subapicalis)

Australian distribution of Austroaeschna subapicalis

Inhabits montane streams

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

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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 dark brown to black in centre and along anterior and posterior margins, otherwise pale, broadly continuous with pale lateral patch at side of anterior frons
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  • Telephlebiidae: Key couplet 28 of 37

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  • ● Postgenae immediately behind eye-margin black, with bright yellow or brown mark near lateral notch
    ● Front of synthorax with pale, often ill-defined patches on dull blackish brown background
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  • Telephlebiidae: Key couplet 34 of 37

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  • ● Hind margin of occipital triangle markedly convex, that of female flanked by rounded tooth of variable length

    ⇒ species: Conehead Darner (Austroaeschna subapicalis)
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