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Tiny Flatwing (Archiargiolestes pusillissimus)

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PhotoID: AusDa566. Tiny Flatwing (Archiargiolestes pusillissimus) - male
Tiny Flatwing (Archiargiolestes pusillissimus) ♂

1 / 5; PhotoID: AusDa566 10/12/2016 11:37 F8 1/320 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Roadside puddles, Mount Frankland NP, WA [-34.813778°; 116.559111°]
PhotoID: AusDa569. Tiny Flatwing (Archiargiolestes pusillissimus) - female
Tiny Flatwing (Archiargiolestes pusillissimus) ♀

2 / 5; PhotoID: AusDa569 10/12/2016 11:48 F8 1/320 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Roadside puddles, Mount Frankland NP, WA [-34.813778°; 116.559111°]
PhotoID: AusDa572. Tiny Flatwing (Archiargiolestes pusillissimus) - male
Tiny Flatwing (Archiargiolestes pusillissimus) ♂

3 / 5; PhotoID: AusDa572 10/12/2016 12:11 F8 1/640 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Roadside puddles, Mount Frankland NP, WA [-34.813778°; 116.559111°]
PhotoID: AusDa573. Tiny Flatwing (Archiargiolestes pusillissimus) - male
Tiny Flatwing (Archiargiolestes pusillissimus) ♂

4 / 5; PhotoID: AusDa573 10/12/2016 12:12 F8 1/500 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 -Crop -Flash MF
Roadside puddles, Mount Frankland NP, WA [-34.813778°; 116.559111°]
PhotoID: AusDa618. Tiny Flatwing (Archiargiolestes pusillissimus) - male
Tiny Flatwing (Archiargiolestes pusillissimus) ♂

5 / 5; PhotoID: AusDa618 10/12/2016 12:07 F8 1/320 180mm ISO400 Canon7D2 +Crop -Flash MF
Roadside puddles, Mount Frankland NP, WA [-34.813778°; 116.559111°]

Tiny Flatwing (Archiargiolestes pusillissimus)

Australian distribution of Archiargiolestes pusillissimus

Inhabits streams, boggy seepages and swamps, including summer-dry swamps

© 2011 DECCW, NSW and DragonflyPix.com

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  • ○ Smaller, with abdomen shorter than 42 mm, hindwings shorter than 35 mm
    ● Fewer than 27 postnodals
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  • ● Generally two, sometimes three, cells in discoidal field between discoidal cell and level of subnodus
    ● Male superior anal appendage without ventral spur
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  • Megapodagrionidae: Key couplet 22 of 31

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  • ● Pale humeral stripe vestigial or absent
    ○ From south-western Australia
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  • Megapodagrionidae: Key couplet 29 of 31

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  • ● Line of junction between dark and pale areas of synthorax irregular, with black stripe extending down in front of metapleural suture
    ● Male superior anal appendages with mesal tooth

    ⇒ genus: Archiargiolestes
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  • Megapodagrionidae: Key couplet 30 of 31

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  • ● Tooth on superior appendages with single peak
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  • Megapodagrionidae: Key couplet 31 of 31

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  • ● Anterior margin of tooth on superior appendages approximately 45° to axis of abdomen
    ● A minor swelling present on anterobasal face of tooth

    ⇒ species: Tiny Flatwing (Archiargiolestes pusillissimus)
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