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Genus Neurogomphus Karsch, 1890

Africa

  • Endemic to tropical Africa with fourteen known species

South Africa

  • One species
General information:
  • A feature of the fairly small to large (hindwing 26-41 mm) species is that the conspicuous pale marking on the abdomen club, if present, is on abdominal segment 8, not 7 as is usual in gomphids.
  • Adults are rarely seen, probably because most species inhabit larger rivers and emerge seasonally.
  • They can suddenly appear and, unusually for gomphids, are rather slow and approachable, perching with hanging abdomen..
Identification guide
Synopsis
  • Only males are shown To view females follow the links to the species main page
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Credit to Klaas-Douwe Dijkstra for the descriptions

Distribution

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