Ictinogomphus australis-By Richard Fuller
Ictinogomphus australis is a species of dragonfly that was first described by R.J. Tillyard in 1913. The species is commonly known as the “Australasian Duskhawker” and is found in Australia, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia. It is known for its distinctive brown and yellow coloring and is commonly found near rivers and streams.
The holotype of a species is the single physical specimen that was used to describe and name the species. It serves as the standard reference for the species and is used to compare and identify other specimens. The holotype of Ictinogomphus australis is a male specimen that was collected from the Hastings River in New South Wales, Australia. It is currently housed in the Australian National Insect Collection in Canberra, Australia.