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Fivespot Threadtail (Nososticta solitaria)

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PhotoID: AusDa302. Fivespot Threadtail (Nososticta solitaria) - male
Fivespot Threadtail (Nososticta solitaria) ♂

1 / 3; PhotoID: AusDa302 20/11/2011 17:28 F8 1/6 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Petersen Creek, Yungaburra, QLD [-17.270217°; 145.579033°]
PhotoID: AusDa303. Fivespot Threadtail (Nososticta solitaria) - female
Fivespot Threadtail (Nososticta solitaria) ♀

2 / 3; PhotoID: AusDa303 20/11/2011 17:32 F8 1/8 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Petersen Creek, Yungaburra, QLD [-17.270217°; 145.579033°]
PhotoID: AusDa320. Fivespot Threadtail (Nososticta solitaria) - male
Fivespot Threadtail (Nososticta solitaria) ♂

3 / 3; PhotoID: AusDa320 22/11/2011 14:17 F8 1/125 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Emerald Creek, near Mareeba, QLD [-17.052550°; 145.541333°]

Fivespot Threadtail (Nososticta solitaria)

Australian distribution of Nososticta solitaria

Inhabits streams and rivers, including those that dry to pools

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  • Disparoneurinae: Key couplet 2 of 23

  • ○ Wing membrane hyaline or yellow
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  • Disparoneurinae: Key couplet 4 of 23

  • ○ Antehumeral stripes ochraceus, with whitish, pale green or blue
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  • Disparoneurinae: Key couplet 6 of 23

  • ○ Abdominal terga 5 and 8 with substantial basal green to yellowish marks, that on segment 8 occupying approximately half the tergum

    ⇒ species: Fivespot Threadtail (Nososticta solitaria)
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  • Disparoneurinae: Key couplet 13 of 23

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  • ● Posterior lobe of pronotum reflexed, scoop-shaped, strongly concave above, uniformly rounded to subtriangular with rounded apex
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  • Disparoneurinae: Key couplet 14 of 23

  • ○ Abdominal tergum 1 dark brown or black above
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  • Disparoneurinae: Key couplet 16 of 23

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  • ● Posterior lobe of pronotum deeply concave, edges strongly bowed in profile, apex broad and rounded, appearing semicircular to truncate from above

    ⇒ species: Fivespot Threadtail (Nososticta solitaria)
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