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Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus)

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PhotoID: AusDa155. Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus) - male
Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus) ♂

1 / 11; PhotoID: AusDa155 24/12/2008 14:06 F5.6 1/350 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond, Thredbo, NSW [-36.505117°; 148.303383°]
PhotoID: AusDa156. Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus) - male
Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus) ♂

2 / 11; PhotoID: AusDa156 24/12/2008 14:21 F5.6 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond, Thredbo, NSW [-36.505117°; 148.303383°]
PhotoID: AusDa157. Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus) - female
Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus) ♀

3 / 11; PhotoID: AusDa157 24/12/2008 14:38 F5.6 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond, Thredbo, NSW [-36.505117°; 148.303383°]
PhotoID: AusDa158. Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus) - copula
Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus) ⚤

4 / 11; PhotoID: AusDa158 24/12/2008 14:39 F5.6 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond, Thredbo, NSW [-36.505117°; 148.303383°]
PhotoID: AusDa159. Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus) - male
Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus) ♂

5 / 11; PhotoID: AusDa159 24/12/2008 14:45 F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond, Thredbo, NSW [-36.505117°; 148.303383°]
PhotoID: AusDa160. Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus) - male
Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus) ♂

6 / 11; PhotoID: AusDa160 24/12/2008 14:45 F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond, Thredbo, NSW [-36.505117°; 148.303383°]
PhotoID: AusDa161. Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus) - female
Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus) ♀

7 / 11; PhotoID: AusDa161 24/12/2008 14:55 F5.6 1/350 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond, Thredbo, NSW [-36.505117°; 148.303383°]
PhotoID: AusDa162. Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus) - female
Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus) ♀

8 / 11; PhotoID: AusDa162 24/12/2008 14:56 F5.6 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond, Thredbo, NSW [-36.505117°; 148.303383°]
PhotoID: AusDa163. Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus) - male
Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus) ♂

9 / 11; PhotoID: AusDa163 24/12/2008 15:24 F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Thredbo River, Thredbo, NSW [-36.506783°; 148.301133°]
PhotoID: AusDa164. Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus) - female
Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus) ♀

10 / 11; PhotoID: AusDa164 24/12/2008 15:30 F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Thredbo River, Thredbo, NSW [-36.506783°; 148.301133°]
PhotoID: AusDa165. Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus) - male
Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus) ♂

11 / 11; PhotoID: AusDa165 24/12/2008 16:01 F5.6 1/350 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Thredbo River, Thredbo, NSW [-36.506783°; 148.301133°]

Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus)

Australian distribution of Austrolestes cingulatus

Inhabits rivers, lakes, ponds, swamps and alpine bogs

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  • Lestidae: Key couplet 1 of 15

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  • ● Quadrilateral cell of hindwing more than 1.15 times, usually 1.3-1.5 times longer than that of forewing
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  • Lestidae: Key couplet 2 of 15

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  • ● Front of synthorax unicolorous or striped, the stripe not expanded near centre
    ● Ac generally near Ax1, basal or distal, occasionally almost midway between Ax1 and Ax2

    ⇒ genus: Austrolestes
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  • Lestidae: Key couplet 5 of 15

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  • ● Central part of pterostigma overlying one or more crossveins of adjoining row
    ● Ac closer to level of Ax1 than of Ax2, sometimes basal to Ax1
    ○ Abdominal tergum 2 with well-defined light and dark pattern, sometimes like that of dark A. insularis (see above), or substantially dark
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  • Lestidae: Key couplet 6 of 15

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  • ● Pale humeral stripe narrow, with at most a small upper patch extending across mesopleural suture, not meeting subalar ridge
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  • Lestidae: Key couplet 8 of 15

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Humeral stripe not extending across mesopleural suture
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  • Lestidae: Key couplet 11 of 15

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  • ● Abdominal tergum 2 dark distally, with basal pale semicircular, triangular or pointed half-oval spot
    ● Superior appendages of male sinuate, reflexed and broadly contiguous at tips

    ⇒ species: Metallic Ringtail (Austrolestes cingulatus)
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