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Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens)

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PhotoID: AusDa290. Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) - male
Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) ♂

1 / 12; PhotoID: AusDa290 20/11/2011 10:57 F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond near Mareeba Wetlands Reserve, Mareeba, QLD [-16.915350°; 145.372433°]
PhotoID: AusDa291. Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) - male
Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) ♂

2 / 12; PhotoID: AusDa291 20/11/2011 10:59 F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond near Mareeba Wetlands Reserve, Mareeba, QLD [-16.915350°; 145.372433°]
PhotoID: AusDa292. Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) - female
Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) ♀

3 / 12; PhotoID: AusDa292 20/11/2011 11:05 F8 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond near Mareeba Wetlands Reserve, Mareeba, QLD [-16.915350°; 145.372433°]
PhotoID: AusDa293. Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) - female
Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) ♀

4 / 12; PhotoID: AusDa293 20/11/2011 11:08 F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond near Mareeba Wetlands Reserve, Mareeba, QLD [-16.915350°; 145.372433°]
PhotoID: AusDa294. Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) - female
Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) ♀

5 / 12; PhotoID: AusDa294 20/11/2011 11:08 F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond near Mareeba Wetlands Reserve, Mareeba, QLD [-16.915350°; 145.372433°]
PhotoID: AusDa295. Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) - female
Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) ♀

6 / 12; PhotoID: AusDa295 20/11/2011 11:09 F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond near Mareeba Wetlands Reserve, Mareeba, QLD [-16.915350°; 145.372433°]
PhotoID: AusDa296. Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) - male
Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) ♂

7 / 12; PhotoID: AusDa296 20/11/2011 11:23 F8 1/200 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond near Mareeba Wetlands Reserve, Mareeba, QLD [-16.915350°; 145.372433°]
PhotoID: AusDa344. Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) - female
Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) ♀

8 / 12; PhotoID: AusDa344 24/11/2011 15:21 F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Bicentennial Lakes, Mareeba, QLD [-16.988617°; 145.419833°]
PhotoID: AusDa345. Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) - female
Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) ♀

9 / 12; PhotoID: AusDa345 24/11/2011 15:23 F8 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Bicentennial Lakes, Mareeba, QLD [-16.988617°; 145.419833°]
PhotoID: AusDa346. Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) - male
Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) ♂

10 / 12; PhotoID: AusDa346 24/11/2011 15:27 F8 1/160 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Bicentennial Lakes, Mareeba, QLD [-16.988617°; 145.419833°]
PhotoID: AusDa347. Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) - male
Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) ♂

11 / 12; PhotoID: AusDa347 24/11/2011 15:27 F8 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Bicentennial Lakes, Mareeba, QLD [-16.988617°; 145.419833°]
PhotoID: AusDa348. Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) - male
Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens) ♂

12 / 12; PhotoID: AusDa348 24/11/2011 15:28 F8 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Bicentennial Lakes, Mareeba, QLD [-16.988617°; 145.419833°]

Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens)

Australian distribution of Ischnura pruinescens

Inhabits riverine pools, lakes, ponds and swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 1 of 54

  • ○ Damselflies without this combination of characters
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 14 of 54

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  • ● Anal vein leaving wing margin well basal to the level of Ac in both wings, so there is a basal segment of anal vein about the same length as Ac
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 15 of 54

  • ○ Hindwing shorter than 22 mm
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 28 of 54

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  • ● Central part of posterior lobe of pronotum low, rounded, not produced into prominent tongue
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 29 of 54

  • couplet drawing
  • ○ Abdominal segment 3-5 of male either dark brown to black or orange-red above
    ● Female with ventral spine on apex of abdominal segment 8

    ⇒ genus: Ischnura
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 30 of 54

  • couplet drawing
  • ● No pale markings on rear of head, behind eyes, although postocular area is usually pruinose in males

    ⇒ species: Colourful Bluetail (Ischnura pruinescens)
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