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Flame-Headed Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion ignifer)

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PhotoID: AusDa305. Flame-Headed Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion ignifer) - male
Flame-Headed Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion ignifer) ♂

1 / 4; PhotoID: AusDa305 21/11/2011 09:58 F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Johnstone River, Malanda Falls, Malanda, QLD [-17.354883°; 145.586267°]
PhotoID: AusDa306. Flame-Headed Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion ignifer) - male
Flame-Headed Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion ignifer) ♂

2 / 4; PhotoID: AusDa306 21/11/2011 09:58 F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Johnstone River, Malanda Falls, Malanda, QLD [-17.354883°; 145.586267°]
PhotoID: AusDa307. Flame-Headed Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion ignifer) - male
Flame-Headed Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion ignifer) ♂

3 / 4; PhotoID: AusDa307 21/11/2011 09:59 F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Johnstone River, Malanda Falls, Malanda, QLD [-17.354883°; 145.586267°]
PhotoID: AusDa308. Flame-Headed Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion ignifer) - female
Flame-Headed Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion ignifer) ♀

4 / 4; PhotoID: AusDa308 21/11/2011 11:20 F8 1/250 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Johnstone River, Malanda Falls, Malanda, QLD [-17.354883°; 145.586267°]

Flame-Headed Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion ignifer)

Australian distribution of Pseudagrion ignifer

Inhabits streams and rivers

© 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

  • couplet drawing
  • ● 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 longer than 22 mm
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 16 of 54

  • ○ Abdominal segments 2-4 bronze-black above

    ⇒ genus: Pseudagrion
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 18 of 54

  • ○ Synthorax with extensive brown to yellow areas, sometimes pruinescent
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 20 of 54

  • ○ Face yellow or orange-yellow
    ○ End of abdomen either blackish brown, often pruinescent, or bright blue on much of segments 8-9
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 21 of 54

  • ○ Front of synthorax black or brown
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 22 of 54

  • couplet drawingcouplet drawing
  • ○ Face of mature individuals orange to red
    ● Caudal face of male superior anal appendages more than twice as long as wide

    ⇒ species: Flame-Headed Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion ignifer)
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 23 of 54

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Abdominal segments 3-5 brownish black above except for narrow, pale band at extreme base
    ● Lateral margin of dark upper surface almost straight
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 24 of 54

  • ○ 12-15 postnodal crossveins
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 25 of 54

  • ○ From New South Wales and from Queensland, except Cape York Peninsula

    ⇒ species: Flame-Headed Riverdamsel (Pseudagrion ignifer)
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 40 of 54

  • ○ No such markings on thorax or abdomen
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 41 of 54

  • ○ Synthorax with extensive brown or yellow areas, sometimes pruinescent

    ⇒ genus: Pseudagrion
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 43 of 54

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Ac of hindwing beyond alignment of basal antenodal crossvein

    ⇒ genus: Pseudagrion
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  • Coenagrionidae: Key couplet 49 of 54

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Ac of hindwing beyond alignment with basal antenodal crossvein

    ⇒ genus: Pseudagrion
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