Aphylla tenuis (Hagen in Selys, 1859)Gomphidae

Male identification:

  • Thorax brown with broad yellow-green stripes.
  • S8-9 with slightly expanded lateral flaps.
  • Abdomen brown with inconspicuous markings.
  • Upper appendages long and curved.

Female identification:

  • Similar to male.

Size: Large

Body length: 63.0

Local distribution: Pacific lowlands, Peninsula de Nicoya

Habitat: Sunny ponds.

Species range in Middle America: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, South America

Male abdomen length: 48

Female abdomen length: 49

Female hindwing length: 38

Updated: 4 September 2008

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