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Southern Tigertail (Eusynthemis guttata)

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PhotoID: AusDr103. Southern Tigertail (Eusynthemis guttata) - female
Southern Tigertail (Eusynthemis guttata) ♀

1 / 7; PhotoID: AusDr103 25/12/2008 13:43 F8 1/90 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Stream at Island Bend, Kosciuszko NP, NSW [-36.327174°; 148.473206°]
PhotoID: AusDr105. Southern Tigertail (Eusynthemis guttata) - male
Southern Tigertail (Eusynthemis guttata) ♂

2 / 7; PhotoID: AusDr105 25/12/2008 15:51 F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Sawpit Creek, Kosciuszko NP, NSW
PhotoID: AusDr106. Southern Tigertail (Eusynthemis guttata) - female
Southern Tigertail (Eusynthemis guttata) ♀

3 / 7; PhotoID: AusDr106 25/12/2008 16:13 F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Sawpit Creek, Kosciuszko NP, NSW
PhotoID: AusDr107. Southern Tigertail (Eusynthemis guttata) - female
Southern Tigertail (Eusynthemis guttata) ♀

4 / 7; PhotoID: AusDr107 25/12/2008 16:19 F5.6 1/350 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Sawpit Creek, Kosciuszko NP, NSW
PhotoID: AusDr108. Southern Tigertail (Eusynthemis guttata) - female
Southern Tigertail (Eusynthemis guttata) ♀

5 / 7; PhotoID: AusDr108 25/12/2008 16:22 F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Sawpit Creek, Kosciuszko NP, NSW
PhotoID: AusDr109. Southern Tigertail (Eusynthemis guttata) - male
Southern Tigertail (Eusynthemis guttata) ♂

6 / 7; PhotoID: AusDr109 25/12/2008 18:42 F5.6 1/350 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Sawpit Creek, Kosciuszko NP, NSW
PhotoID: AusDr110. Southern Tigertail (Eusynthemis guttata) - male
Southern Tigertail (Eusynthemis guttata) ♂

7 / 7; PhotoID: AusDr110 25/12/2008 18:43 F5.6 1/350 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Sawpit Creek, Kosciuszko NP, NSW

Southern Tigertail (Eusynthemis guttata)

Australian distribution of Eusynthemis guttata

Inhabits alpine and montane streams

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

  • 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 drawingcouplet drawing
  • ● Front of synthorax dark except for pale dorsal carina
    ● Anterior lateral stripe of synthorax moderately wide and posterior stripe straight, or, anterior lateral stripe of synthorax narrow and posterior stripe distinctly curved
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  • Synthemistidae: Key couplet 26 of 26

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Labium brown to black
    ○ Anterior lateral stripe of synthorax moderately wide and posterior stripe straight

    ⇒ species: Southern Tigertail (Eusynthemis guttata)
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