Erpetogomphus molossus, a new species from Sonora, Mexico (Odonata: Anisoptera: Gomphidae)


United States
28° 18' 43.6212" N, 108° 47' 36.5568" W

Erpetogomphus molossus is described from 3 male and 3 female specimens (holotype and allotype in collection of Insti- tuto Biologico de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) from the intermittent pine-oak woodland of the Yécora municipio in east-central Sonora, Mexico. Diagnostic features of the new species include the seemingly bulbous tip (in lateral view) and prominent baso-ventral process of the male cerci and the notched and denticled posteromesal corners of the female subgenital plate.

Date Published or Written: 
2013, December
Richard Bailowitz, Doug Danforth, Sandy Upson
Family Name: 
Genus and Species: 
Biology Tags: 
Vegetation Community: