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 Major Groups | Insecta (insects) | Odonata (dragonflies, damselflies) | Chlorocyphidae

Rhinocypha tincta

Major Group: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Chlorocyphidae
Genus: Rhinocypha
Species: tincta
This family is represented in Australia by a single species, Rhinocypha tincta.

Descriptive Features:

  • labium flat
  • labial palps narrow with major setae near base, median lobe triangular, cleft
  • abdomen slender
  • 3 leaf-like or saccoid caudal gills
  • lateral gills slender, triquetral, median gill a short, stout spine
  • Total length:  

      larva from East Timor

      Taxonomic Checklist:
      Rhinocypha tincta Selys, 1869

      Distribution: Expected to occur in NE Qld. No nymphal specimens have been recorded this century or last.

      Sensitivity Rating: none

      Functional Feeding Group: predators


      tributary of Mossman River, Qld

      Ecology: Instream habitat: Rhinocypha tincta nymphs occur in lotic waters.
      Feeding ecology: Nymphs are predators.
      Life history:


      Information Sources: Theischinger & Hawking 2006, Houston 1988