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Sapphire Rockmaster (Diphlebia coerulescens)

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PhotoID: AusDa121. Sapphire Rockmaster (Diphlebia coerulescens) - female
Sapphire Rockmaster (Diphlebia coerulescens) ♀

1 / 3; PhotoID: AusDa121 06/12/2008 15:17 F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Jerrys Creek, near Border Ranges NP, NSW [-28.523085°; 153.128195°]
PhotoID: AusDa123. Sapphire Rockmaster (Diphlebia coerulescens) - male
Sapphire Rockmaster (Diphlebia coerulescens) ♂

2 / 3; PhotoID: AusDa123 06/12/2008 15:46 F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Jerrys Creek, near Border Ranges NP, NSW [-28.523085°; 153.128195°]
PhotoID: AusDa124. Sapphire Rockmaster (Diphlebia coerulescens) - male
Sapphire Rockmaster (Diphlebia coerulescens) ♂

3 / 3; PhotoID: AusDa124 06/12/2008 15:54 F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Jerrys Creek, near Border Ranges NP, NSW [-28.523085°; 153.128195°]

Sapphire Rockmaster (Diphlebia coerulescens)

Australian distribution of Diphlebia coerulescens

Inhabits streams and rapid rivers

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  • Diphlebiidae: Key couplet 2 of 9

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    couplet drawing
    couplet drawing
  • ● Terga 4-6 black above, at least in midline
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  • Diphlebiidae: Key couplet 3 of 9

  • couplet drawing
    couplet drawing
  • ● Terga 4-6 with or without blue basal spot on each side, no more than quarter length of tergum
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  • Diphlebiidae: Key couplet 4 of 9

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Basal spots on terga 4-6 usually very distinct
    ○ South of Paluma-Eungella gap

    ⇒ species: Sapphire Rockmaster (Diphlebia coerulescens)
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  • Diphlebiidae: Key couplet 6 of 9

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    couplet drawing
  • ● Abdominal terga 4-7 with or without black mid-dorsal line
    ● Segments 8, 9 black with pale markings
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  • Diphlebiidae: Key couplet 7 of 9

  • couplet drawing
    couplet drawing
    couplet drawing
  • ● Dark mid-dorsal line on terga 2 and 3 considerably narrower than on terga 4-7, or missing, distal black dorsal patch on segments 4-6 more or less onion-shaped, rounded at sides
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  • Diphlebiidae: Key couplet 8 of 9

  • couplet drawingcouplet drawing
  • ● Mid-dorsal stripe on tergum 3 narrow in front, broadening progressively towards swollen spot at end of segment
    ○ South of Paluma-Eungella gap
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  • Diphlebiidae: Key couplet 9 of 9

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Pale lateral stripe on terga 4-7 broad, slightly widened basally

    ⇒ species: Sapphire Rockmaster (Diphlebia coerulescens)
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