Western Petaltail (Petalura hesperia)

The Western Petaltail (Petalura hesperia) is a dragonfly species of the family Petaluridae, which contains 5 species in Australia.

The identification key to the family Petaluridae consists of 4 couplets, 1 of which is pertinent to Petalura hesperia. Click on the number on the right to display the corresponding couplet.

#FamilySpeciesCouplet No.
 PetaluridaeWestern Petaltail
(Petalura hesperia)
  • Petaluridae: Key couplet 1 of 4

  • ○ Synthorax lacking stripes

    ⇒ species: Western Petaltail (Petalura hesperia)
a ↑
b ↓
  • couplet drawing
  • ● Pale stripes present on front and sides of thorax
Australian distribution