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Variable Tigertail (Eusynthemis aurolineata)

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PhotoID: AusDr063. Variable Tigertail (Eusynthemis aurolineata) - male
Variable Tigertail (Eusynthemis aurolineata) ♂

1 / 1; PhotoID: AusDr063 10/12/2008 11:07 F5.6 1/90 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Dawsons Creek, Mount Kaputar NP, NSW [-30.280600°; 150.165817°]

Variable Tigertail (Eusynthemis aurolineata)

Australian distribution of Eusynthemis aurolineata

Inhabits montane swamps and small streams

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  • Synthemistidae: Key couplet 1 of 26

  • ○ Dark markings, if present, confined to basal parts of wings
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  • Synthemistidae: Key couplet 2 of 26

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Generally two to five crossveins in median space of all wings
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  • Synthemistidae: Key couplet 9 of 26

  • couplet drawing
  • ● An accessory thick antenodal in forewing in addition to the two primaries; this and the two previous alternating with thin antenodals
    ○ Male tergum 10 without pale dorsal cone
    ○ Ovipositor, if developed, not reaching beyond segment 9
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  • Synthemistidae: Key couplet 11 of 26

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Anterior frons pale, or pale with black stripe, often quite broad, in midline
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  • Synthemistidae: Key couplet 12 of 26

  • couplet drawing
  • ○ Frons broad
    ○ Membranule of both wings well developed
    ● Female ovipositor reduced to vulvar lamina or poorly developed

    ⇒ genus: Eusynthemis
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  • Synthemistidae: Key couplet 14 of 26

  • ○ Labrum black
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  • Synthemistidae: Key couplet 16 of 26

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Intermediary piece brown or black
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  • Synthemistidae: Key couplet 22 of 26

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Superior appendages of male not longer than width of abdominal segment 10
    ○ Non-tropical species
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  • Synthemistidae: Key couplet 24 of 26

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Metascutum dark brown to black
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  • Synthemistidae: Key couplet 25 of 26

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Front of synthorax with pale stripe, broad or narrow, near outer margin, or rarely missing
    ● Anterior lateral stripe of synthorax wide, posterior stripe distinctly curved

    ⇒ species: Variable Tigertail (Eusynthemis aurolineata)
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