Epigomphus sp. A Gomphidae
Male
Female
Female
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Male identification:

  • Top of thorax with a pale stripe near carina and a second antehumeral stripe represented by a short narrow streak and a posterior spot.
  • Lower appendage longer than cerci, broadly U-shaped, apex of each branch not pointed, but like the tip of a shovel.

Female identification:

  • Top of thorax with a pale stripe near carina and a second antehumeral stripe represented by a short narrow streak and a posterior spot.
  • Vertex with a pair of slender parallel horns pointed to rear.

Size: Large

Local distribution: Cloud forest at 1400 to 1600 m.

Habitat: Small streams in forest.

Species range in Middle America: Costa Rica

Male abdomen length: 39

Female body length: 55

Female abdomen length: 40

Female hindwing length: 37

Updated: 14 June 2012





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