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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Cladus: Odonatoptera
Cladus: Holodonata
Ordo: Odonata
Subordo: Epiprocta
Infraordo: Anisoptera
Superfamilia: Aeshnoidea

Familia: Aeshnidae
Subfamilia: Brachytroninae
Tribus: Brachytronini
Genus: Dendroaeschna
Species: Dendroaeschna conspersa
Dendroaeschna Tillyard, 1916

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Dendroaeschna conspersa

Dendroaeschna is a monotypic genus of Australian dragonflies in the family Brachytronidae.[4] The only known species of this genus is Dendroaeschna conspersa,[5][6] commonly known as a wide-faced darner.[7]

Dendroaeschna conspersa is a medium-sized, brown to black dragonfly with pale markings.[8] It is endemic to eastern Australia,[7] where it inhabits lowland streams.[9]

Note about family

There are differing views as to the family that Dendroaeschna best belongs to:

It is considered to be part of the Brachytronidae family at the Australian Faunal Directory[4]
It is considered to be part of the Aeshnidae family in the World Odonata List at the Slater Museum of Natural History[6]
It is considered to be part of the Telephlebiidae family in The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia[7]

See also

List of Odonata species of Australia


Dow, R.A. (2017). "Dendroaeschna conspersa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T163546A14258316. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T163546A14258316.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
Tillyard, R.J. (1907). "New Australian species of the family Aeschnidae". Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. 31 (1906): 722–730 [727] – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.
Tillyard, R.J. (1916). "Life-histories and descriptions of Australian Aeschninae, with a description of a new form of Telephlebia by Herbert Campion". Journal of the Linnean Society of London. Zoology. 33 (222): 1–83 [42]. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1916.tb00253.x – via Biodiversity Heritage Library.
"Genus Dendroaeschna Tillyard, 1916". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
"Species Dendroaeschna conspersa (Tillyard, 1907)". Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study. 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
Schorr, Martin; Paulson, Dennis. "World Odonata List". Slater Museum of Natural History. University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
Theischinger, Günther; Hawking, John (2006). The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. Collingwood, Victoria, Australia: CSIRO Publishing. p. 146. ISBN 978-0-64309-073-6.
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. ISBN 978-0643051362.
Theischinger, Gunther; Endersby, Ian (2009). Identification Guide to the Australian Odonata (PDF). Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW. p. 238. ISBN 978-1-74232-475-3.

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