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Yellow-Striped Flutterer (Rhyothemis phyllis)

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PhotoID: AusDr235. Yellow-Striped Flutterer (Rhyothemis phyllis) - male
Yellow-Striped Flutterer (Rhyothemis phyllis) ♂

1 / 3; PhotoID: AusDr235 18/11/2011 11:03 F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Centenary Lakes, Cairns, QLD [-16.903150°; 145.748967°]
PhotoID: AusDr236. Yellow-Striped Flutterer (Rhyothemis phyllis) - male
Yellow-Striped Flutterer (Rhyothemis phyllis) ♂

2 / 3; PhotoID: AusDr236 18/11/2011 11:05 F8 1/320 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Centenary Lakes, Cairns, QLD [-16.903150°; 145.748967°]
PhotoID: AusDr237. Yellow-Striped Flutterer (Rhyothemis phyllis) - male
Yellow-Striped Flutterer (Rhyothemis phyllis) ♂

3 / 3; PhotoID: AusDr237 18/11/2011 11:05 F8 1/200 180mm ISO400 Canon7D -Crop -Flash MF
Centenary Lakes, Cairns, QLD [-16.903150°; 145.748967°]

Yellow-Striped Flutterer (Rhyothemis phyllis)

Australian distribution of Rhyothemis phyllis

Inhabits wide range of still waters

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 1 of 67

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  • ● Distal antenodal of forewing incomplete, only the costal section present
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 35 of 67

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

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

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

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

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  • ● Basal side of forewing subtriangle poorly defined
    ● If recognisable, containing more than three cells
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 56 of 67

  • ○ Wing membrane with reddish-brown, dark brown or black markings, at least at base of hindwing
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 59 of 67

  • ○ Both forewing and hindwing with dark brown to black markings
    ○ Male abdomen black

    ⇒ genus: Rhyothemis
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 63 of 67

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  • ● Wings with some yellowish-brown colouration, overall or at base of hindwing, combined with dark brown or black markings
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 64 of 67

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  • ● Wing tips dark
    ● Wing membrane colourless or tinged yellow, and marked with brownish-black patches, including major brownish-black area traversed by yellow cross-band at base of hindwing

    ⇒ species: Yellow-Striped Flutterer (Rhyothemis phyllis)
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 65 of 67

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  • ● Dark nodal spots well-developed, those of male extending into subnodal space, that of female hindwing extending outside alignment of last antenodal cells, often far outside them

    ⇒ species: Yellow-Striped Flutterer (Rhyothemis phyllis chloe)
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 65 of 67

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  • ● Dark nodal spots small or absent. Those of male restricted to costal and subcostal spaces, that of female hindwing generally not extending outside alignment of last antenodal cells

    ⇒ species: Yellow-Striped Flutterer (Rhyothemis phyllis beatricis)
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