Phyllogomphoides bifasciatus (Hagen in Selys, 1878)Gomphidae
Male
Female
Teneral male
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Tandem pair
Male appendages, dorsal view
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Male identification:

  • Top of thorax with a longitudinal stripe and a posterior spot.
  • Side with two pale stripes.

Female identification:

  • Similar to male, but dorsal spot may be absent.
  • Legs black with femur red-brown at base.

Size: Large

Body length: 53.0-55.0

Local distribution: Pacific slope at 50 - 400 m.

Habitat: Slow-flowing areas of rivers and streams.

Species range in Middle America: Mexico, Guatemala to Costa Rica

Male body length: 53

Male abdomen length: 40

Male hindwing length: 32

Female abdomen length: 41

Female hindwing length: 35

Updated: 5 August 2011





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