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Inland darner
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  • Austroaeschna unicornis pinheyi Theischinger, 2001

Austroaeschna pinheyi is a species of Australian dragonfly in the family Telephlebiidae, known as an inland darner. It has only been found in the Carnarvon Gorge vicinity of Central Queensland, where it inhabits streams.

Austroaeschna pinheyi is a shorter-bodied blackish dragonfly with pale markings.


In 2001, Günther Theischinger named this species pinheyi, an eponym in acknowledgement of his colleague Elliot Pinhey, an entomologist who worked extensively in Africa and made major contributions to the knowledge of dragonflies and other insect groups.



Until recently, Austroaeschna pinheyi was considered to be a subspecies of Austroaeschna unicornis.

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