- Genus Gynacantha Rambur, 1842 True Hawkers
There is 1 genus with 3 species in the southern African region.
- Sombre-coloured and relatively easily identified by colour and markings only.
- The thin and very constricted waist.
- Females differ slightly from males (abdomen colour and pattern and thorax colour)
The following steps are recommended as an aid to identifying this family.
Overall (sombre) colour.
Abdomen patterns and in general the thin and very constricted waist.
Presence or absence of a black rim around the metastigma.
Eyes and forehead markings.
- Appendages (Claspers)
Between the Different species
Between male and female within the species)
- Wing venation:
Long broad wings
Number of Ax veins in the forewing
Weather a single or double row of cells is present between the R2 and R3 veins
Weather the anal triangle is 3- or 4-celled
- Only males are shown To view Females please follow the link to the main page
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