Desmogomphus paucinervis (Selys, 1873)Gomphidae
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Female
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Male appendages, dorsal view
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Male appendages, lateral view
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Male identification:

  • Top of thorax with one antehumeral stripe attached to the anterior transverse stripe and a spot representing the second stripe.
  • Side of thorax with three complete stripes.
  • Upper appendages white, unbranched, with the tips pointing inward toward each other.
  • Lower appendages white , narrow, unbranched, and strongly curved upward.

Female identification:

  • Top of thorax with one antehumeral stripe attached to the anterior transverse stripe and a spot.
  • Sides of thorax with three complete stripes.
  • Cerci white.

Size: Small

Body length: 43.0-44.0

Local distribution: Lowlands of both slopes, at 100 - 270 m.

Habitat: Very small streams to medium rivers with moderate flow.

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

Male abdomen length: 32

Female abdomen length: 33

Female hindwing length: 27

Updated: 13 June 2008





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