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Northern Glider (Tramea propinqua)

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Note: The photographs below were taken on the island of Tahiti, in French Polynesia. The Tramea species which occurs on the island was initially identified as Tramea limbata (Desjardins, 1835), but that identification is now generally considered a mistake. The current thinking is that the species is in fact Tramea transmarina. Note also that Tramea transmarina Brauer, 1867 is now considered by many to be a synonym of Tramea propinqua Lieftinck, 1942.

PhotoID: AusDr678. Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) - male
Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) ♂

1 / 13; PhotoID: AusDr678 29/10/2018 11:15 F8 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Pond in Harrison Smith Botanical Garden, Papeari, Tahiti, French Polynesia
PhotoID: AusDr679. Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) - male
Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) ♂

2 / 13; PhotoID: AusDr679 29/10/2018 11:23 F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Pond in Harrison Smith Botanical Garden, Papeari, Tahiti, French Polynesia
PhotoID: AusDr680. Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) - male
Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) ♂

3 / 13; PhotoID: AusDr680 29/10/2018 11:26 F8 1/100 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Pond in Harrison Smith Botanical Garden, Papeari, Tahiti, French Polynesia
PhotoID: AusDr681. Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) - male
Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) ♂

4 / 13; PhotoID: AusDr681 29/10/2018 11:27 F8 1/80 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Pond in Harrison Smith Botanical Garden, Papeari, Tahiti, French Polynesia
PhotoID: AusDr682. Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) - male
Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) ♂

5 / 13; PhotoID: AusDr682 29/10/2018 11:33 F8 1/320 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Pond in Harrison Smith Botanical Garden, Papeari, Tahiti, French Polynesia
PhotoID: AusDr683. Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) - male
Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) ♂

6 / 13; PhotoID: AusDr683 29/10/2018 11:43 F8 1/500 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Pond in Harrison Smith Botanical Garden, Papeari, Tahiti, French Polynesia
PhotoID: AusDr684. Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) - male
Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) ♂

7 / 13; PhotoID: AusDr684 29/10/2018 13:04 F8 1/640 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Pond in Harrison Smith Botanical Garden, Papeari, Tahiti, French Polynesia
PhotoID: AusDr685. Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) - male
Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) ♂

8 / 13; PhotoID: AusDr685 29/10/2018 13:09 F8 1/400 180mm ISO200 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Pond in Harrison Smith Botanical Garden, Papeari, Tahiti, French Polynesia
PhotoID: AusDr686. Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) - male
Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) ♂

9 / 13; PhotoID: AusDr686 29/10/2018 13:11 F8 1/640 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Pond in Harrison Smith Botanical Garden, Papeari, Tahiti, French Polynesia
PhotoID: AusDr687. Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) - male
Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) ♂

10 / 13; PhotoID: AusDr687 29/10/2018 13:11 F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Pond in Harrison Smith Botanical Garden, Papeari, Tahiti, French Polynesia
PhotoID: AusDr688. Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) - male
Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) ♂

11 / 13; PhotoID: AusDr688 29/10/2018 13:11 F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Pond in Harrison Smith Botanical Garden, Papeari, Tahiti, French Polynesia
PhotoID: AusDr689. Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) - male
Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) ♂

12 / 13; PhotoID: AusDr689 29/10/2018 13:12 F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Pond in Harrison Smith Botanical Garden, Papeari, Tahiti, French Polynesia
PhotoID: AusDr690. Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) - male
Northern Glider (Tramea transmarina) ♂

13 / 13; PhotoID: AusDr690 29/10/2018 13:12 F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Pond in Harrison Smith Botanical Garden, Papeari, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Northern Glider (Tramea propinqua)

Australian distribution of Tramea propinqua

Habitats unknown

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 1 of 67

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

  • couplet drawing
  • ● 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

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Base of hindwing triangle at or slightly proximal to arculus
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  • 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
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 45 of 67

  • couplet drawingcouplet drawing
  • ● 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

  • ○ Wing membrane hyaline except for narrow to broad, dark reddish-brown patch at base of hindwing and variable, small reddish patch at base of forewing, often lacking
    ○ Male abdomen orange-red, red, or reddish-brown, the last few segments marked with black

    ⇒ genus: Tramea
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  • Libellulidae: Key couplet 60 of 67

  • couplet drawing
  • ● Dark mark at base of hindwing narrow, elongate, not extending far beyond Ac, and not reaching base of triangle
    ● Clear patch behind membranule, if present, narrow, not extending beyond level of first vein descending into anal field

    ⇒ species: Northern Glider (Tramea propinqua)
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