Isostictidae

Southern pinflies
Neosticta canescens, copyright Damian White.

Belongs within: Zygoptera.

The Isostictidae are a group of dull-coloured damselflies found in Australia, New Guinea and New Caledonia (Watson & O’Farrell 1991).

Characters (from Theischinger & Hawking 2006): Slender, medium-sized to large damselflies, pale brown to dark greenish grey, rarely black, thorax and abdomen sometimes pruinose. Anal vein absent; CuP one to several cells long. Larva with at least two pairs of premental setae, premental ligula may have a median cleft; caudal gills long, distinctly nodate, apically pointed.

<==Isostictidae [Isostictinae] TH06
|–Lithosticta macra Watson 1991 TH06
|–Labidiosticta vallisi (Fraser 1955) TH06
|–Isosticta simplex WO91, T09
|–Phasmosticta O70
|–Oristicta TH06
|    |–O. filicola Tillyard 1913 TH06
|    `–O. vallisi WO91
|–Rhadinosticta TH06
|    |–R. banksi (Tillyard 1913) [incl. R. handschini] TH06
|    `–R. simplex (Martin 1901) TH06
|–Austrosticta TH06
|    |–A. fieldi Tillyard 1908 TH06
|    |–A. frater Theischinger 1997 TH06
|    `–A. soror Sjöstedt 1917 TH06
|–Eurysticta TH06
|    |–E. coolawanyah Watson 1969 TH06
|    |–E. coomalie Watson 1991 TH06
|    |–E. kununurra Watson 1991 TH06
|    `–E. reevesi Theischinger 2001 TH06
`–Neosticta TH06
|–N. canescens Tillyard 1913 TH06
|    |–N. c. canescens TH06
|    `–N. c. dorrigoensis TH06
|–N. fraseri Watson 1991 TH06
`–N. silvarum (Sjöstedt 1917) TH06

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[O70] O’Farrell, A. F. 1970. Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers pp. 241–261. Melbourne University Press.

[TH06] Theischinger, G., & J. Hawking. 2006. The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia. CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood (Victoria).

[T09] Tillyard, R. J. 1909. Notes and exhibits. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 33: 797–798.

[WO91] Watson, J. A. L., & A. F. O’Farrell. 1991. Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies). In: CSIRO. The Insects of Australia: A textbook for students and research workers vol. 1 pp. 294–310. Melbourne University Press: Carlton (Victoria).

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