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Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons)

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PhotoID: AusDr299. Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) - female
Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) ♀

1 / 14; PhotoID: AusDr299 24/11/2011 16:08 F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Bicentennial Lakes, Mareeba, QLD [-16.988617°; 145.419833°]
PhotoID: AusDr300. Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) - female
Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) ♀

2 / 14; PhotoID: AusDr300 24/11/2011 16:09 F8 1/160 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Bicentennial Lakes, Mareeba, QLD [-16.988617°; 145.419833°]
PhotoID: AusDr301. Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) - female
Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) ♀

3 / 14; PhotoID: AusDr301 24/11/2011 16:09 F8 1/160 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Bicentennial Lakes, Mareeba, QLD [-16.988617°; 145.419833°]
PhotoID: AusDr408. Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) - male
Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) ♂

4 / 14; PhotoID: AusDr408 12/11/2016 11:48 F8 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Weeli Wolli Creek, 70 km NW Newman, WA [-22.915778°; 119.204278°]
PhotoID: AusDr409. Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) - male
Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) ♂

5 / 14; PhotoID: AusDr409 12/11/2016 11:49 F8 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Weeli Wolli Creek, 70 km NW Newman, WA [-22.915778°; 119.204278°]
PhotoID: AusDr410. Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) - male
Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) ♂

6 / 14; PhotoID: AusDr410 12/11/2016 11:49 F8 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Weeli Wolli Creek, 70 km NW Newman, WA [-22.915778°; 119.204278°]
PhotoID: AusDr411. Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) - male
Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) ♂

7 / 14; PhotoID: AusDr411 12/11/2016 11:50 F8 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Weeli Wolli Creek, 70 km NW Newman, WA [-22.915778°; 119.204278°]
PhotoID: AusDr412. Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) - male
Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) ♂

8 / 14; PhotoID: AusDr412 12/11/2016 11:50 F8 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Weeli Wolli Creek, 70 km NW Newman, WA [-22.915778°; 119.204278°]
PhotoID: AusDr460. Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) - male
Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) ♂

9 / 14; PhotoID: AusDr460 17/11/2016 13:20 F8 1/160 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Fortescue Crossing, Millstream Chichester NP, WA [-21.570083°; 117.054750°]
PhotoID: AusDr461. Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) - male
Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) ♂

10 / 14; PhotoID: AusDr461 17/11/2016 13:20 F8 1/160 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Fortescue Crossing, Millstream Chichester NP, WA [-21.570083°; 117.054750°]
PhotoID: AusDr462. Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) - male
Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) ♂

11 / 14; PhotoID: AusDr462 17/11/2016 13:21 F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Fortescue Crossing, Millstream Chichester NP, WA [-21.570083°; 117.054750°]
PhotoID: AusDr463. Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) - male
Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) ♂

12 / 14; PhotoID: AusDr463 17/11/2016 13:21 F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Fortescue Crossing, Millstream Chichester NP, WA [-21.570083°; 117.054750°]
PhotoID: AusDr464. Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) - male
Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) ♂

13 / 14; PhotoID: AusDr464 17/11/2016 13:22 F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Fortescue Crossing, Millstream Chichester NP, WA [-21.570083°; 117.054750°]
PhotoID: AusDr465. Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) - male
Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons) ♂

14 / 14; PhotoID: AusDr465 17/11/2016 13:22 F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Fortescue Crossing, Millstream Chichester NP, WA [-21.570083°; 117.054750°]

Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons)

Australian distribution of Crocothemis nigrifrons

Inhabits wide range of still and sluggish waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 1 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Distal antenodal of forewing incomplete, only the costal section present
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 35 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Hindwing triangle free
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 39 of 67

  • ○ Not as above
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 40 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Base of hindwing triangle at or slightly proximal to arculus
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 41 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Tip of anal loop closed, the bounding veins meeting midvein one row of cells away from wing margin
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 45 of 67

  • couplet drawingcouplet drawing
  • ● Subtriangle of forewing with one to three cells, its basal side well-defined
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 46 of 67

  • ○ Smaller dragonflies, hindwing shorter than 38 mm
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 47 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Discoidal field of forewing containing three rows of cells, occasionally four, between triangle and level of origin of IR3
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 48 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Arculus situated between first two antenodal crossveins
    ○ Male abdomen pruinose, blue over black

    ⇒ species: Black-Headed Skimmer (Crocothemis nigrifrons)
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