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Pale Hunter (Austrogomphus amphiclitus)

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PhotoID: AusDr047. Pale Hunter (Austrogomphus amphiclitus) - male
Pale Hunter (Austrogomphus amphiclitus) ♂

1 / 2; PhotoID: AusDr047 05/12/2008 12:09 F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Branch Creek, near The Channon, NSW [-28.645668°; 153.294142°]
PhotoID: AusDr048. Pale Hunter (Austrogomphus amphiclitus) - male
Pale Hunter (Austrogomphus amphiclitus) ♂

2 / 2; PhotoID: AusDr048 05/12/2008 12:10 F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Branch Creek, near The Channon, NSW [-28.645668°; 153.294142°]

Pale Hunter (Austrogomphus amphiclitus)

Australian distribution of Austrogomphus amphiclitus

Inhabits streams and rivers

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 1 of 47

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  • ● Generally no incomplete antenodal crossvein proximal to Ax1 in any wing
    ● End of abdomen not elongate, mid-dorsal length of abdominal tergum 9 less than 2.3 mm in male, 2.1 mm in female
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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 10 of 47

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  • ● Superior anal appendages parallel or divergent, not converging at tips, each bearing a long, curved ventrobasal branch
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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 19 of 47

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  • ● Anterior of abdominal segments 3 and 4 with mid-dorsal yellow band, sometimes narrow, or entirely yellow
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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 27 of 47

  • ○ Abdominal terga 9-10 usually marked with black or chocolate brown
    ○ If yellow or reddish, then tergum 8 substantially black
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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 32 of 47

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  • ● Metanepisternum substantially pale
    ● Pterostigma yellow, brown or black, its length more than 3.3 times its maximum width
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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 33 of 47

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  • ● Black and yellow or greenish-yellow, lacking lilac colouration
    ● Metepimeron posteriorly not margined with brown
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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 35 of 47

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  • ● Antehumeral stripe with inner margin almost parallel to dorsal carina, its lower end fused with collar
    ● Black mark on lower mesepimeron not extending to metastigma
    ● Metapleural suture not lined with black

    ⇒ genus: Austrogomphus
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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 36 of 47

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  • ● Anal appendages yellow, those of male forked or simple at tip
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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 38 of 47

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  • ● Superior appendages of male not forked
    ● Female with large, blunt yellow tooth on rear of occiput, just below occipital margin, and two large, black teeth with out-turned tips on postocciput

    ⇒ species: Pale Hunter (Austrogomphus amphiclitus)
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