A large dragonfly from Hainan Province, China

Main report: Gomphidictinus tongi • Gomphidictinus (Odonata: Gomphidae) in China
(Species New to Science Blog)

Scientific Paper: Zootaxa    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Gomphidictinus tongi
Species named for: Professor Xiao-li Tong, South China Agricultural University
Categories: Insects | New Species
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A new species, a big and robust dragonfly. is described from Hainan province, China.  Only a few adults were collected from Mt. Diaoluoshan Mountain in Hainan Island. The population is quite small and all the males were hidden in the very dense forested streams. Males held the territory quite near water, usually perch on the short trees or top of sticks. They always perch but seldom fly, and only appear in the sunny days when the sunlight can pass through the dense tropical rain forest.

Gomphidictinus tongi. Zhang, Guan & Wang, 2017

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