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Southern Vicetail (Hemigomphus gouldii)

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PhotoID: AusDr050. Southern Vicetail (Hemigomphus gouldii) - male
Southern Vicetail (Hemigomphus gouldii) ♂

1 / 7; PhotoID: AusDr050 06/12/2008 14:58 F5.6 1/90 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Jerrys Creek, near Border Ranges NP, NSW [-28.523085°; 153.128195°]
PhotoID: AusDr051. Southern Vicetail (Hemigomphus gouldii) - male
Southern Vicetail (Hemigomphus gouldii) ♂

2 / 7; PhotoID: AusDr051 06/12/2008 14:59 F5.6 1/90 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Jerrys Creek, near Border Ranges NP, NSW [-28.523085°; 153.128195°]
PhotoID: AusDr052. Southern Vicetail (Hemigomphus gouldii) - male
Southern Vicetail (Hemigomphus gouldii) ♂

3 / 7; PhotoID: AusDr052 06/12/2008 15:04 F5.6 1/60 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Jerrys Creek, near Border Ranges NP, NSW [-28.523085°; 153.128195°]
PhotoID: AusDr053. Southern Vicetail (Hemigomphus gouldii) - male
Southern Vicetail (Hemigomphus gouldii) ♂

4 / 7; PhotoID: AusDr053 06/12/2008 15:07 F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Jerrys Creek, near Border Ranges NP, NSW [-28.523085°; 153.128195°]
PhotoID: AusDr135. Southern Vicetail (Hemigomphus gouldii) - male
Southern Vicetail (Hemigomphus gouldii) ♂

5 / 7; PhotoID: AusDr135 31/12/2008 08:59 F8 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Kangaroo River, Kangaroo Valley, NSW [-34.727367°; 150.521450°]
PhotoID: AusDr363. Southern Vicetail (Hemigomphus gouldii) - male
Southern Vicetail (Hemigomphus gouldii) ♂

6 / 7; PhotoID: AusDr363 09/12/2011 15:05 F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
McCarrs Creek, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NP, NSW [-33.662900°; 151.250733°]
PhotoID: AusDr364. Southern Vicetail (Hemigomphus gouldii) - male
Southern Vicetail (Hemigomphus gouldii) ♂

7 / 7; PhotoID: AusDr364 09/12/2011 15:05 F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
McCarrs Creek, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase NP, NSW [-33.662900°; 151.250733°]

Southern Vicetail (Hemigomphus gouldii)

Australian distribution of Hemigomphus gouldii

Inhabits permanent streams and rivers

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 1 of 47

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  • ● Generally no incomplete antenodal crossvein proximal to Ax1 in any wing
    ● End of abdomen not elongate, mid-dorsal length of abdominal tergum 9 less than 2.3 mm in male, 2.1 mm in female
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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 10 of 47

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  • ● Superior anal appendages converging at tips, bearing basal, ventral to lateral spine or toothed spur
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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 11 of 47

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  • ● Upper projection of bipartite sternum 11 concealed by basal, toothed spine of superior anal appendage
    ○ From eastern and northern Australia

    ⇒ genus: Hemigomphus
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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 12 of 47

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  • ● Abdominal sternites 7 and/or 8 each with pair of strong, central setal tufts protruding below ventral carina
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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 13 of 47

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  • ● Tip of superior appendage smoothly curved inwards
    ● Setal tufts on sternite 7 and 8
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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 14 of 47

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  • ● Abdominal terga 4-7 with basal yellow ring, or basal pair of large yellow spots, narrowly separated in midline
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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 15 of 47

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  • ● Superior appendages closer at base
    ● Maximum separation less than 1.05 mm
    ● Inner margin of superior appendage almost straight from basal divergence to abrupt outward bend about 0.7 times inner length from base

    ⇒ species: Southern Vicetail (Hemigomphus gouldii)
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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 19 of 47

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  • ● Anterior part of abdominal segments 3 and 4, in front of supplementary transverse carina, with broad, mid-dorsal black patch or band
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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 20 of 47

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  • ● Ovipositor less than half length of sternum 9
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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 21 of 47

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  • ● Two or three (occasionally one) crossveins between sectors of arculus proximal to fork of Rs in hindwing
    ○ From eastern and northern Australia

    ⇒ genus: Hemigomphus
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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 22 of 47

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  • ● Occiput unarmed
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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 24 of 47

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  • ● Central part of yellow humeral stripe present, joined or not to upper humeral spot
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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 25 of 47

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  • ● Black band along line of intersegmental suture continuous below metastigma, lacking or almost so above it
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  • Gomphidae: Key couplet 26 of 47

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  • ● Postgena strongly swollen on either side of occiput, except in specimens from southern Victoria
    ● Antehumeral stripe commonly isolated from collar

    ⇒ species: Southern Vicetail (Hemigomphus gouldii)
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