Austrogynacantha

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Australian duskhawker
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Infraorder: Anisoptera
Family: Aeshnidae
Genus: Austrogynacantha
Tillyard, 1908[1]
Species: A. heterogena
Binomial name
Austrogynacantha heterogena
Tillyard, 1908[2]
Austrogynacantha heterogena distribution map.svg

Austrogynacantha is a genus of dragonfly in the family Aeshnidae.[3] Austrogynacantha heterogena, commonly known as the Australian duskhawker, is the only known species of this genus[4] which is found in Australia[5] and New Caledonia.[6]

Austrogynacantha heterogena is a medium-sized dragonfly, darkly coloured with bright green or yellow markings. It is a vagrant, is active at dawn and dusk,[5] and inhabits still waters.[7]

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The Australian duskhawker, Austrogynacantha heterogena, should not be confused with almost-similarly named Australasian duskhawker, Anaciaeschna jaspidea, a different species of Aeshnid dragonfly.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tillyard, R.J. (1908). "On the new genus Austrogynacantha (Neuroptera: Odonata) with description of species". Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. 33: 423-431 [425] – via Biodiversity Heritage Library. 
  2. ^ Tillyard, R.J. (1908). "On the new genus Austrogynacantha (Neuroptera: Odonata) with description of species". Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. 33: 423–431 [428] – via Biodiversity Heritage Library. 
  3. ^ "Genus Austrogynacantha Tillyard, 1908". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Schorr, Martin; Paulson, Dennis. "World Odonata List". Slater Museum of Natural History. University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Theischinger, Günther; Hawking, John (2006). The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. Collingwood, Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing. p. 148. ISBN 978 0 64309 073 6. 
  6. ^ Watson, J.A.L.; Theischinger, G.; Abbey, H.M. (1991). The Australian Dragonflies: A Guide to the Identification, Distributions and Habitats of Australian Odonata. Melbourne: CSIRO. pp. 278 [186]. ISBN 0643051368. 
  7. ^ Theischinger, Gunther; Endersby, Ian (2009). Identification Guide to the Australian Odonata. Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW. p. 204. ISBN 978 1 74232 475 3.