- The forewing and hindwing of Australian
- The Australian
Flatwing Damselfly has two pair of wings which are about equal in size and
shape. They are clean in colour. The construction is typical example of
dragonfly's and damselfly's wings. There are only five main vein stems. A nodus
is formed where the second main vein meets the leading edge of the wing. The
black pterostigma is carried near the wing tip.
- The main veins and the crossveins form the wing venation pattern. The
venation patterns are different in different species. There may be very
numerous crossveins or rather few. The Australian
Flatwing Damselfly's wings are one of the few veins patterns. The venation
pattern is useful for species identification.
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