Peruviogomphus bellei spec. nov. from the Amazonian region of Brazil (Anisoptera: Gomphidae)
Odonatologica , Volume 34 - Issue 1 p. 59- 63
The new sp. is described and illustrated (holotype 6: Brazil, Amazonas, Tele, 1-1958, A.L. Carvalho leg., deposited in collection A.B.M. Machado). By its size, colour and structure of the anal appendages, P. bellei sp. n. is closest to P. moyobambus Klots, 1944, but it can be separated mainly by the presence of a well-developed expansion on abdominal segment 8. It differs from the other 2 congeners by the presence of a denticulated area in the mid-part of the inner hindwing margin. The significance of this character for gomphid taxonomy is discussed.
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