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Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum)

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PhotoID: AusDr044. Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) - female
Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) ♀

1 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr044 03/12/2008 10:07 F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Rocky Creek, Dorrigo, NSW [-30.356383°; 152.722450°]
PhotoID: AusDr045. Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) - female
Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) ♀

2 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr045 03/12/2008 10:08 F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Rocky Creek, Dorrigo, NSW [-30.356383°; 152.722450°]
PhotoID: AusDr046. Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) - male
Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) ♂

3 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr046 05/12/2008 11:13 F8 1/90 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Branch Creek, near The Channon, NSW [-28.645668°; 153.294142°]
PhotoID: AusDr054. Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) - immature male
Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) ♂

4 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr054 07/12/2008 13:20 F5.6 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Boonoo Boonoo River, Boonoo Boonoo NP, NSW [-28.853800°; 152.148333°]
PhotoID: AusDr055. Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) - copula
Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) ⚤

5 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr055 07/12/2008 13:25 F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Boonoo Boonoo River, Boonoo Boonoo NP, NSW [-28.853800°; 152.148333°]
PhotoID: AusDr056. Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) - copula
Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) ⚤

6 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr056 07/12/2008 13:26 F8 1/350 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Boonoo Boonoo River, Boonoo Boonoo NP, NSW [-28.853800°; 152.148333°]
PhotoID: AusDr057. Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) - female
Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) ♀

7 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr057 07/12/2008 13:33 F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Boonoo Boonoo River, Boonoo Boonoo NP, NSW [-28.853800°; 152.148333°]
PhotoID: AusDr058. Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) - female
Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) ♀

8 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr058 07/12/2008 13:35 F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Boonoo Boonoo River, Boonoo Boonoo NP, NSW [-28.853800°; 152.148333°]
PhotoID: AusDr059. Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) - female
Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) ♀

9 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr059 07/12/2008 13:35 F5.6 1/125 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Boonoo Boonoo River, Boonoo Boonoo NP, NSW [-28.853800°; 152.148333°]
PhotoID: AusDr060. Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) - immature male
Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) ♂

10 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr060 07/12/2008 13:50 F5.6 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Boonoo Boonoo River, Boonoo Boonoo NP, NSW [-28.853800°; 152.148333°]
PhotoID: AusDr162. Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) - immature male
Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) ♂

11 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr162 02/01/2009 14:29 F8 1/350 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Hanging Rock Swamp, Penrose State Forest, NSW [-34.631750°; 150.201317°]
PhotoID: AusDr173. Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) - male
Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) ♂

12 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr173 03/01/2009 16:35 F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Hanging Rock Swamp, Penrose State Forest, NSW [-34.631750°; 150.201317°]
PhotoID: AusDr174. Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) - male
Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) ♂

13 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr174 03/01/2009 16:36 F8 1/250 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Hanging Rock Swamp, Penrose State Forest, NSW [-34.631750°; 150.201317°]
PhotoID: AusDr175. Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) - female
Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) ♀

14 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr175 03/01/2009 16:42 F5.6 1/180 180mm ISO200 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
Hanging Rock Swamp, Penrose State Forest, NSW [-34.631750°; 150.201317°]
PhotoID: AusDr238. Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) - male
Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) ♂

15 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr238 18/11/2011 13:20 F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Botanical Gardens, Cairns, QLD [-16.898900°; 145.749650°]
PhotoID: AusDr239. Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) - male
Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) ♂

16 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr239 18/11/2011 13:20 F8 1/320 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Botanical Gardens, Cairns, QLD [-16.898900°; 145.749650°]
PhotoID: AusDr272. Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) - male
Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) ♂

17 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr272 23/11/2011 10:10 F8 1/60 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Johnstone River near Malanda, QLD [-17.357283°; 145.635183°]
PhotoID: AusDr273. Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) - male
Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) ♂

18 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr273 23/11/2011 10:11 F8 1/50 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Johnstone River near Malanda, QLD [-17.357283°; 145.635183°]
PhotoID: AusDr319. Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) - male
Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) ♂

19 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr319 26/11/2011 09:56 F8 1/100 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond outside Botanical Gardens, Cairns, QLD [-16.900133°; 145.749283°]
PhotoID: AusDr320. Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) - male
Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum) ♂

20 / 20; PhotoID: AusDr320 26/11/2011 09:58 F8 1/60 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Pond outside Botanical Gardens, Cairns, QLD [-16.900133°; 145.749283°]

Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum)

Australian distribution of Orthetrum villosovittatum

Inhabits streams, boggy seepages, lakes, ponds, swamps and trickles

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 1 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Distal antenodal of forewing complete, both costal and subcostal sections present
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 2 of 67

  • couplet drawingcouplet drawing
  • ● Anal loop present
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 9 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Anal loop well developed, generally stocking-shaped, usually closed at tip
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 14 of 67

  • ○ Not as above
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 15 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Base of hindwing triangle at or proximal to arculus
    ○ Top of frons, if metallic, dully so
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 20 of 67

  • ○ Smaller dragonflies, hindwing up to 40 mm long
    ○ Wings patterned or hyaline
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 21 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Subtriangle of forewing with three or more cells
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 24 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Forewing triangle crossed
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 27 of 67

  • ○ Hind margin of eye uniformly curved
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 28 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Some double cells between IR3 and Rspl

    ⇒ genus: Orthetrum
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 29 of 67

  • couplet drawingcouplet drawing
  • ● Small reddish-brown to yellowish-brown spot at base of hindwing
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 30 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Side of synthorax unicolorous, yellowish, red to brown, or pruinescent, lower margins of epimera sometimes darkened
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 32 of 67

  • ○ Thorax and abdomen yellow, orange or red
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 33 of 67

  • couplet drawingcouplet drawing
  • ● Abdominal segment 4 markedly narrower than segments 3 and 5

    ⇒ species: Fiery Skimmer (Orthetrum villosovittatum)
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