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Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas)

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PhotoID: AusDa056. Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) - male
Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) ♂

1 / 20; PhotoID: AusDa056 09/12/2006 11:08 F8 1/80 180mm ISO200 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
Badger Creek, near Healesville, Vic
PhotoID: AusDa057. Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) - female
Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) ♀

2 / 20; PhotoID: AusDa057 30/11/2011 13:49 F8 1/15 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
McCarrs Creek, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NP, NSW [-33.662900°; 151.250733°]
PhotoID: AusDa060. Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) - female
Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) ♀

3 / 20; PhotoID: AusDa060 09/12/2006 13:13 F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
Watts River, Maroondah Res. Park, Healesville, Vic [-37.643233°; 145.545767°]
PhotoID: AusDa061. Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) - male
Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) ♂

4 / 20; PhotoID: AusDa061 25/11/2008 15:13 F8 1/750 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
McCarrs Creek, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NP, NSW [-33.662900°; 151.250733°]
PhotoID: AusDa064. Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) - female
Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) ♀

5 / 20; PhotoID: AusDa064 08/12/2011 15:36 F10 1/13 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Lane Cove River, Lane Cove NP, NSW [-33.792250°; 151.147083°]
PhotoID: AusDa065. Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) - female
Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) ♀

6 / 20; PhotoID: AusDa065 25/11/2008 16:23 F8 1/90 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
McCarrs Creek, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NP, NSW [-33.662900°; 151.250733°]
PhotoID: AusDa072. Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) - male
Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) ♂

7 / 20; PhotoID: AusDa072 26/11/2008 15:02 F5.6 1/90 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Lane Cove River, Lane Cove NP, NSW [-33.792250°; 151.147083°]
PhotoID: AusDa111. Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) - male
Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) ♂

8 / 20; PhotoID: AusDa111 02/12/2008 09:45 F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Wollomombi Falls, Oxley Wild Rivers NP, NSW [-30.531941°; 152.033318°]
PhotoID: AusDa125. Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) - female
Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) ♀

9 / 20; PhotoID: AusDa125 07/12/2008 14:15 F5.6 1/60 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Boonoo Boonoo River, Boonoo Boonoo NP, NSW [-28.853800°; 152.148333°]
PhotoID: AusDa126. Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) - copula
Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) ⚤

10 / 20; PhotoID: AusDa126 07/12/2008 15:11 F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Boonoo Boonoo River, Boonoo Boonoo NP, NSW [-28.853800°; 152.148333°]
PhotoID: AusDa127. Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) - male
Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) ♂

11 / 20; PhotoID: AusDa127 07/12/2008 15:12 F5.6 1/90 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Boonoo Boonoo River, Boonoo Boonoo NP, NSW [-28.853800°; 152.148333°]
PhotoID: AusDa128. Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) - male
Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) ♂

12 / 20; PhotoID: AusDa128 07/12/2008 15:12 F5.6 1/90 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Boonoo Boonoo River, Boonoo Boonoo NP, NSW [-28.853800°; 152.148333°]
PhotoID: AusDa170. Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) - copula
Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) ⚤

13 / 20; PhotoID: AusDa170 29/12/2008 10:11 F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Lake McKenzie, Boodereee NP, NSW [-35.147900°; 150.671950°]
PhotoID: AusDa189. Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) - male
Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) ♂

14 / 20; PhotoID: AusDa189 31/12/2008 12:27 F5.6 1/350 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Creek at Belmore Falls, Morton NP, NSW [-34.641900°; 150.558817°]
PhotoID: AusDa375. Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) - male
Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) ♂

15 / 20; PhotoID: AusDa375 30/11/2011 15:16 F10 1/30 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
McCarrs Creek, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NP, NSW [-33.662900°; 151.250733°]
PhotoID: AusDa437. Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) - male
Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) ♂

16 / 20; PhotoID: AusDa437 16/12/2011 14:51 F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
McCarrs Creek, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NP, NSW [-33.662900°; 151.250733°]
PhotoID: AusDa226. Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) - female
Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) ♀

17 / 20; PhotoID: AusDa226 08/01/2009 10:29 F5.6 1/90 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Jamison Creek, Wentworth Falls, NSW [-33.721733°; 150.378733°]
PhotoID: AusDa227. Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) - male
Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) ♂

18 / 20; PhotoID: AusDa227 08/01/2009 10:52 F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Jamison Creek, Wentworth Falls, NSW [-33.721733°; 150.378733°]
PhotoID: AusDa228. Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) - male
Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) ♂

19 / 20; PhotoID: AusDa228 08/01/2009 12:20 F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Jamison Creek, Wentworth Falls, NSW [-33.721733°; 150.378733°]
PhotoID: AusDa229. Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) - female
Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas) ♀

20 / 20; PhotoID: AusDa229 08/01/2009 13:54 F5.6 1/750 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Jamison Creek, Wentworth Falls, NSW [-33.721733°; 150.378733°]

Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas)

Australian distribution of Austroargiolestes icteromelas

Inhabits streams and rivers, including those that dry to pools

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

  • Megapodagrionidae: Key couplet 1 of 31

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  • ○ Smaller, with abdomen shorter than 42 mm, hindwings shorter than 35 mm
    ● Fewer than 27 postnodals
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  • Megapodagrionidae: Key couplet 2 of 31

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  • ● Generally three or more cells, rarely two in discoidal field between discoidal cell and level of subnodus
    ● Male superior anal appendages with ventral spur

    ⇒ genus: Austroargiolestes
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  • Megapodagrionidae: Key couplet 3 of 31

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  • ● Anterior frons, clypeus and labrum dark greenish brown to black
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  • Megapodagrionidae: Key couplet 6 of 31

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  • ● Median part to much of front of synthorax dark brown to black with pale to yellowish brown humeral stripe on each side, sometimes pruinescent
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  • Megapodagrionidae: Key couplet 7 of 31

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  • ● Humeral stripe not widened at upper end
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  • Megapodagrionidae: Key couplet 9 of 31

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  • ● Superior anal appendages with ventral spur not visible from above
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  • Megapodagrionidae: Key couplet 12 of 31

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  • ● Distal end of inner marginal ridge of superior appendages rounded, or continuing into inner ridge of ventral spur
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  • Megapodagrionidae: Key couplet 13 of 31

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  • ● Inferior anal appendages, viewed from below, almost triangular with sharply pointed tips

    ⇒ species: Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas)
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  • Megapodagrionidae: Key couplet 14 of 31

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  • ● Median part to much of front of synthorax dark brown to black, with pale to red-brown humeral stripe on each side, sometimes pruinescent
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  • Megapodagrionidae: Key couplet 15 of 31

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  • ● Pale stripe in front of mesopleural suture constricted near upper end, then broadened at tip, not obscured by pruinescence
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  • Megapodagrionidae: Key couplet 17 of 31

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  • ● Outer face of mandible largely pale
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  • Megapodagrionidae: Key couplet 18 of 31

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  • ● Uppermost point of mesanepisternal part of humeral stripe at mesopleural suture, the upper part of stripe thus appearing acutely tapered
    ● Sometimes obscured by pruinescence
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  • Megapodagrionidae: Key couplet 19 of 31

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  • ● Black patch on metepimeron extending well beyond half-way down upper segment of metapleural suture, or separated from it by long gently tapering white stripe
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  • Megapodagrionidae: Key couplet 20 of 31

  • ○ Ratio between length of hindwing and length of metafemur approximately 5.0 (range 4.5 to 5.5)
    ○ Front of synthorax never strongly pruinescent

    ⇒ species: Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas)
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