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Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche)

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PhotoID: AusDa173. Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche) - male
Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche) ♂

1 / 9; PhotoID: AusDa173 29/12/2008 14:36 F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Ryans Swamp, Booderee NP, NSW [-35.161350°; 150.664300°]
PhotoID: AusDa174. Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche) - male
Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche) ♂

2 / 9; PhotoID: AusDa174 29/12/2008 14:44 F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Ryans Swamp, Booderee NP, NSW [-35.161350°; 150.664300°]
PhotoID: AusDa175. Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche) - male
Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche) ♂

3 / 9; PhotoID: AusDa175 29/12/2008 14:45 F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Ryans Swamp, Booderee NP, NSW [-35.161350°; 150.664300°]
PhotoID: AusDa176. Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche) - male
Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche) ♂

4 / 9; PhotoID: AusDa176 29/12/2008 14:46 F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Ryans Swamp, Booderee NP, NSW [-35.161350°; 150.664300°]
PhotoID: AusDa179. Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche) - female
Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche) ♀

5 / 9; PhotoID: AusDa179 29/12/2008 15:03 F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Ryans Swamp, Booderee NP, NSW [-35.161350°; 150.664300°]
PhotoID: AusDa180. Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche) - female
Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche) ♀

6 / 9; PhotoID: AusDa180 29/12/2008 15:06 F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Ryans Swamp, Booderee NP, NSW [-35.161350°; 150.664300°]
PhotoID: AusDa181. Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche) - male
Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche) ♂

7 / 9; PhotoID: AusDa181 29/12/2008 15:10 F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Ryans Swamp, Booderee NP, NSW [-35.161350°; 150.664300°]
PhotoID: AusDa182. Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche) - male
Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche) ♂

8 / 9; PhotoID: AusDa182 29/12/2008 15:10 F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Ryans Swamp, Booderee NP, NSW [-35.161350°; 150.664300°]
PhotoID: AusDa183. Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche) - male
Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche) ♂

9 / 9; PhotoID: AusDa183 29/12/2008 15:16 F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Ryans Swamp, Booderee NP, NSW [-35.161350°; 150.664300°]

Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche)

Australian distribution of Austrolestes psyche

Inhabits riverine pools, lakes, swamps and ponds, sometimes temporary

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  • Lestidae: Key couplet 1 of 15

  • couplet drawing
  • ● 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

  • couplet drawing
  • ○ Abdominal tergum 2 without pale basal spot
    ● Superior appendages of male forcipate, converging at tips
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  • Lestidae: Key couplet 12 of 15

  • ○ Abdominal tergum 2 without pale mid-dorsal stripe
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  • Lestidae: Key couplet 13 of 15

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  • ● Ac distal to Ax1 in forewing
    ● Abdominal terga 3-7 of male substantially dark, with pale basal rings
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  • Lestidae: Key couplet 14 of 15

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Pale ring at base of abdominal tergum 7 occupying approximately 10% of length of segment, or less
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  • Lestidae: Key couplet 15 of 15

  • couplet drawing
  • ○ From south-eastern Australia
    ● Abdominal tergum 2 of male with dorsal dark mark, slightly constricted at centre

    ⇒ species: Cup Ringtail (Austrolestes psyche)
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