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Small Tigertail (Eusynthemis brevistyla)

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PhotoID: AusDr016. Small Tigertail (Eusynthemis brevistyla) - male
Small Tigertail (Eusynthemis brevistyla) ♂

1 / 8; PhotoID: AusDr016 09/12/2006 12:45 F8 1/200 180mm ISO400 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
Watts River, Maroondah Res. Park, Healesville, Vic [-37.643233°; 145.545767°]
PhotoID: AusDr017. Small Tigertail (Eusynthemis brevistyla) - male
Small Tigertail (Eusynthemis brevistyla) ♂

2 / 8; PhotoID: AusDr017 09/12/2006 13:00 F5.6 1/400 180mm ISO400 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
Watts River, Maroondah Res. Park, Healesville, Vic [-37.643233°; 145.545767°]
PhotoID: AusDr018. Small Tigertail (Eusynthemis brevistyla) - male
Small Tigertail (Eusynthemis brevistyla) ♂

3 / 8; PhotoID: AusDr018 09/12/2006 13:02 F5.6 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
Watts River, Maroondah Res. Park, Healesville, Vic [-37.643233°; 145.545767°]
PhotoID: AusDr019. Small Tigertail (Eusynthemis brevistyla) - male
Small Tigertail (Eusynthemis brevistyla) ♂

4 / 8; PhotoID: AusDr019 09/12/2006 13:09 F5.6 1/400 180mm ISO400 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
Watts River, Maroondah Res. Park, Healesville, Vic [-37.643233°; 145.545767°]
PhotoID: AusDr095. Small Tigertail (Eusynthemis brevistyla) - male
Small Tigertail (Eusynthemis brevistyla) ♂

5 / 8; PhotoID: AusDr095 22/12/2008 13:37 F5.6 1/1000 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Peak River, Kosciuszko NP, NSW
PhotoID: AusDr096. Small Tigertail (Eusynthemis brevistyla) - copula
Small Tigertail (Eusynthemis brevistyla) ⚤

6 / 8; PhotoID: AusDr096 22/12/2008 13:42 F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Peak River, Kosciuszko NP, NSW
PhotoID: AusDr097. Small Tigertail (Eusynthemis brevistyla) - male
Small Tigertail (Eusynthemis brevistyla) ♂

7 / 8; PhotoID: AusDr097 22/12/2008 13:57 F5.6 1/1500 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Peak River, Kosciuszko NP, NSW
PhotoID: AusDr098. Small Tigertail (Eusynthemis brevistyla) - female
Small Tigertail (Eusynthemis brevistyla) ♀

8 / 8; PhotoID: AusDr098 23/12/2008 12:46 F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Yarrangobilly River, Kosciuszko NP, NSW [-35.724100°; 148.485733°]

Small Tigertail (Eusynthemis brevistyla)

Australian distribution of Eusynthemis brevistyla

Inhabits upland streams and rivers

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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 at base of each wing white or pale yellow
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  • Synthemistidae: Key couplet 17 of 26

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Front of synthorax dark except for pale dorsal carina
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  • Synthemistidae: Key couplet 18 of 26

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Metascutum dark brown to black
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  • Synthemistidae: Key couplet 20 of 26

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Top of frons black at base, continued into black midline between pair of conspicuous yellowish white anterior patches
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  • Synthemistidae: Key couplet 21 of 26

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Lateral part of postclypeus black

    ⇒ species: Small Tigertail (Eusynthemis brevistyla)
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