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Palemouth (Brachydiplax denticauda)

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PhotoID: AusDr280. Palemouth (Brachydiplax denticauda) - male
Palemouth (Brachydiplax denticauda) ♂

1 / 1; PhotoID: AusDr280 24/11/2011 10:47 F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Bicentennial Lakes, Mareeba, QLD [-16.988617°; 145.419833°]

Palemouth (Brachydiplax denticauda)

Australian distribution of Brachydiplax denticauda

Inhabits still and sluggish waters

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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 1 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Distal antenodal of forewing complete, both costal and subcostal sections present
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 2 of 67

  • couplet drawingcouplet drawing
  • ● Anal loop present
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 9 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Anal loop well developed, generally stocking-shaped, usually closed at tip
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 14 of 67

  • ○ Not as above
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 15 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Base of hindwing triangle just beyond to well beyond arculus
    ○ Top of frons brilliant metallic blue or green, particularly in male
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 16 of 67

  • ○ Fewer than nine antenodals in forewing

    ⇒ genus: Brachydiplax
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 17 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Labrum substantially pale
    ○ Generally six antenodal crossveins in forewing, five in hindwing

    ⇒ species: Palemouth (Brachydiplax denticauda)
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