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Zyxomma

Major Group: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Libellulidae
Genus: Zyxomma

Descriptive Features:

  • labial palps with 8-10 dentations, with at least 1 long seta on each
  • 8-9 palpal setae
  • 12-14 pairs of premental setae
  • abdomen with mid-dorsal hooks or spines on segments 2 or 3 to 9 or 10
  • lateral spines on segments 8 and 9, spines on 8 about middorsal length, spines on 9 about equal to mid-dorsal length
  • segment 10 sunken into segment 9
  • Total length: 17 - 18 mm
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    Zyxomma elgneri

    Taxonomic Checklist: Species
    (not all nymphs known)
    Zyxomma elgneri Ris, 1913
    Zyxomma multinervorum Carpenter, 1897
    Zyxomma petiolatum Rambur, 1842

    Distribution: N Qld, E Qld, N NT, N WA

    Functional Feeding Group: predators

     

    South Alligator River, Kakadu National Park NT

     

    Information Sources: Hawking & Theischinger 1999
    Key to Species: Theischinger & Endersby 2009