DragonflyPix

Red Arrow (Rhodothemis lieftincki)

Click on a thumbnail to display the photograph (at 1200 x 800 pixels) in a new window.

PhotoID: AusDr286. Red Arrow (Rhodothemis lieftincki) - male
Red Arrow (Rhodothemis lieftincki) ♂

1 / 2; PhotoID: AusDr286 24/11/2011 11:09 F8 1/640 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Bicentennial Lakes, Mareeba, QLD [-16.988617°; 145.419833°]
PhotoID: AusDr287. Red Arrow (Rhodothemis lieftincki) - male
Red Arrow (Rhodothemis lieftincki) ♂

2 / 2; PhotoID: AusDr287 24/11/2011 11:10 F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Bicentennial Lakes, Mareeba, QLD [-16.988617°; 145.419833°]

Red Arrow (Rhodothemis lieftincki)

Australian distribution of Rhodothemis lieftincki

Inhabits streams, rivers, riverine lagoons and ponds

© 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
a ↑
  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 1 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Distal antenodal of forewing incomplete, only the costal section present
b ↑
  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 2 of 67

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • ○ Forewing triangle free
a ↑
  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 24 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Forewing triangle crossed
b ↑
  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 25 of 67

  • ○ More than nine antenodal crossveins

    ⇒ species: Red Arrow (Rhodothemis lieftincki) (part)
a ↑
  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 27 of 67

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

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Only one row of cells between IR3 and Rspl

    ⇒ species: Red Arrow (Rhodothemis lieftincki) (part)
b ↑
  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 35 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Hindwing triangle free
b ↑
  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 39 of 67

  • ○ Not as above
b ↑
  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 40 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Base of hindwing triangle at or slightly proximal to arculus
b ↑
  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 41 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Tip of anal loop closed, the bounding veins meeting midvein one row of cells away from wing margin
b ↑
  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 45 of 67

  • couplet drawingcouplet drawing
  • ● Subtriangle of forewing with one to three cells, its basal side well-defined
a ↑
  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 46 of 67

  • ○ Smaller dragonflies, hindwing shorter than 38 mm
b ↑
  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 47 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Discoidal field of forewing, between triangle and level of origin of IR3, starting with two or three rows of cells, followed by two rows
b ↑
  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 49 of 67

  • ○ Hindwing 30 mm or longer
a ↑
  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 50 of 67

  • ○ More than nine antenodal crossveins

    ⇒ species: Red Arrow (Rhodothemis lieftincki) (part)
b ↑