Phyllogomphoides danieli González & Novelo, 1990, Gonzalez-Soriano & Novelo-Gutierrez, 1990

Torres-Pachón, Mónica, Novelo-Gutiérrez, Rodolfo & Ruiz-Sanchez, Eduardo, 2019, A synopsis of Phyllogomphoides Belle, 1970 (Odonata: Gomphidae) of Mexico: taxonomy and distribution, Zootaxa 4634 (1), pp. 1-67: 19-21

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Phyllogomphoides danieli González & Novelo, 1990
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Phyllogomphoides danieli González & Novelo, 1990  

Phyllogomphoides danieli González-Soriano & Novelo-Gutiérrez, 1990: 40–44   [Folia Entomológica Mexicana (79)] (♂)

Type. Paratype 1♂: México, Morelos, Mpo. Xochitepec, Km 18.3 Ruta 95, 5km S Acatlipa , 26 June 1985, E. Gonzalez leg. ( RWG)   ; 1♂: México, Morelos, Km. 18.3 Ruta 95 a 5 km al S de Acatlipa, 16 August 1986, E. González and P. Sinaca leg. ( FSCA). (Material examined)   .

Type repository. CNIN, UNAM (Not examined).

Material studied: Total specimens: 48♂♂, 6♀♀, distributed like thus: 19♂♂, 3♀♀ ( FSCA), 3♂♂ ( IEXA), 1♂ ( RWG), 25♂♂, 3♀♀ ( UNAM). MEXICO: Colima; Stream 24.2 mi. S Colima, 21 August 1965, D. Paulson leg., 1♂   . Guerrero; Acahuizotle [Acahuizotla], 6 September?, leg?., 2♂♂   ; Huajantalin [Huajintlán], MX ruta 55 behind Desarrollo Fruticola, trib to Rio Amacuzad [Amacuzac], 23 July 1992, W. F. Mauffray leg., 7♂♂, 1♀   ; Mun. Chilpancingo, Acahuizotla Puente el Rayado (17º21’29.5’’N, 99º27’46.4’’W), elevation 780m, 2 July 2008, E. Gonzalez Soriano leg., 1♂ GoogleMaps   ; same locality but: 5 July 2008, 1♂ GoogleMaps   ; same locality but: 31 July 2008, 1♂ GoogleMaps   ; same locality but: 28 september 2008, 1♂ GoogleMaps   ; “Tierra Colorada”, no date, leg:?, 1♂. Morelos; Km 18.3 Ruta 95, 5km S Acatlipa , 12 August 1986, E. Gonzalez leg., 1♂   ; same locality but: 16 August 1986 (Paratype), 3♂♂   ; same locality but: 19 August 1987, 3♂♂   ; Mpo. Xochitepec, Jardines de Xochitepec, Río Sabinos , 26 June 1985, R. Novelo leg., 1♂   ; Km. 18.3 carr. 95 a 5 km al Sur de Acatlipa (18º46’8’’N, 99º14’15’’W), elevation 1100m, 26 June 1985, E. Gonzalez et al. leg., 1♂ (Paratype) GoogleMaps   ; same locality but: 12 July 1986, 3♀♀ GoogleMaps   ; same locality but: 19 July 1986, V. Garcia et al. leg., 1♂ GoogleMaps   ; Rio Amacuzac at Rt 95, 22 July 1992, K. J. Tennessen leg., 2♂♂   ; Rio Amacuzac at Tehuixtla, stream at Balneario Las Palmas , 20 July 1992, S.W. Dunkle leg., 1♂, 2♀♀   ; Rio Sabinos , 5 km S of Acatlipa, 21 July 1992, K. J. Tennessen leg., 1♂   ; small tributary of Rio Amacuzac, at Balnearios Las Palmas , S of Tehuixtla, 20 July 1992, K. J. Tennessen leg., 1♂   ; tributary of Rio Amacuzac, Hwy. 95, 22 July 1992, K. J. Tennessen leg., 4♂♂   . Oaxaca; San Pedrito Chicozapote (17º46’20’’N, 96º56’40’’W), elevation 670m, 20 June 1998, E. Gonzalez et al. leg., 1♂ GoogleMaps   ; same locality but: 21 August 1998, 1♂ GoogleMaps   ; Santiago Dominguillo (17º38’56’’N, 96º54’42’’W), elevation 760m, 19 June 1998, E. Gonzalez et al. leg., 1♀ GoogleMaps   ; same locality but: 23 June 1998, 1♂ GoogleMaps   ; same locality but: 20 July 1998, 8♂♂, 1♀ GoogleMaps   ; same locality but: 20 August 1998, 1♂ GoogleMaps   . San Luis Potosí; Municipio Ciudad Valles, Río Coy , 24 June 1990, R. Novelo leg., 1♂   .

Description of male. Body brown to dark brown, with five pale stripes on pterothorax.

Head: Face mostly pale; labium pale and submentum light brown; labrum pale with a wide blackish-brown band on anterior border, posterior border brown, with a small, brown U-shaped median spot; mandibles pale, tips black; anteclypeus pale and sometimes brown inferiorly; postclypeus pale with small brown spot on middle; lower surface of antefrons brown, upper of antefrons and postfrons mostly pale, a blackish-brown stripe at the union with vertex; antennal scape and pedicel dark brown with apical rim creamy pale, flagellum brown; vertex dark brown, depressed area between ocelli with a long, quadrate pale spot, ocelli yellow; occiput dark brown with a large, trapezoid, central pale spot, posterior border fringed with long, stiff, reddish-brown setae ( Fig. 20 View FIGURES 17–22 ).

Thorax: Pronotum reddish-brown, with a pale middorsal spot on anterior and middorsal lobes, posterior lobe completely pale. Pterothorax reddish-brown, with five pale stripes as show in Fig. 20 View FIGURES 17–22 ; middorsal thoracic carina pale; first antehumeral stripe connected to pale mesothoracic collar forming an inverted “7” and reaching border of antealar crest superiorly; second antehumeral stripe continuous, ending at upper end in a circular spot close to antealar crest; mesepimeral stripe two times wider than second antehumeral stripe, covering most of mesepimeron (90–95%), more or less parallel-sided and gradually widening at upper end; metepisternal stripe covering the fulllength of metepisternum, almost encircling the spiracle, and forming a circular spot superiorly; metepimeral stripe forming and inverted “L” and reaching subalar carina; metaposternum light brown; pectus mostly grayish-yellow, with a large, distal, quadrate brown spot. Legs: Femora light brown, distally dark reddish-brown, anterior femora broadly pale ventrally; tarsi and pretarsal claws black. Wings: Hyaline, tinged with light brown at extreme base, venation black, anterior margin of costae with a continuos well-defined yellow line in all the wings; second primary antenodal crossvein the 6th (left), the 7th (right) in FW, the 7th (left), the 6th (right) in HW; antenodal crossveins: FW 17–22, HW 13–15; postnodal crossveins: FW 10–14, HW 10–14; second serie antenodal crossveins in 18–22 in FW, 14–18 in HW; triangles 2 or 3-celled, rarely 4-celled; subtriangles 2 or 3-celled in FW, usually 2-celled in HW; supratriangles 2 or 3-celled in both wings, rarely 4-celled; anal triangle 4-celled; pterostigma dark brown.

Abdomen: Reddish-brown on S1–2, black on S3–7, S8–10 blackish-brown on dorsum and sometimes light brown at sides. Pale coloration creamy yellow as follows: a middorsal stripe and ventral 0.60–0.70 of tergum on S1; a middorsal stripe, auricles, and a posteroventral, narrow, vertical spot on S2; a middorsal stripe on basal 0.80–0.90 constricted at basal 0.85 of its length, and a broad basoventral spot on basal 0.25–0.30 of S3; a middorsal stripe on basal 0.80–0.90 tapering posteriorly, a slightly broad basoventral spot on basal 0.25–0.30 of. S4; a middorsal stripe on basal 0.90–0.95 tapering posteriorly, a broad spot on basal 0.20–0.25 of S5; a middorsal spot on basal 0.15–0.20, and a broad basoventral spot on basal 0.15–0.20 of S6; basal half of S7; S8–10 without pale spots, sometimes with a light brown coloration on dorsum and sides. Foliation on S8–9 wide and scalloped, foliation on S8 increasing gradually in width caudally, ending in a wide rounded lobe which surpasses by 0.40–0.60 mm the anterior margin of S9, its edge with a row of small spines on apical 0.40–0.50 of its length, maximum width of foliation 0.60–0.80 mm; foliation on S9 0.30–0.50 mm wide and of the same width along the entire margin, its edge smooth ( Fig. 33 View FIGURES 30–36 ). Accessory genitalia: Anterior lamina thick, entire, anterior margin almost straight; in ventral view anterior hamuli tumid basally, mesal margin notched at midle (notch 0.02–0.03 mm width) with a large, semicircular, excavate area on the posteroexternal surface, posterior margin entire; posterior hamuli subcylindrical, its inner edge convex, ending in a long, sharp tip directed anteriorly, with abundant long and short yellowish hairs ( Figs. 49–50 View FIGURES 43–52 ). Vesica spermalis   : V1 bifid with a small tooth on middle, V2–3 of usual type, V4 with 2 relatively short flagella not reaching posterior margin of V1. Caudal appendages: Cerci, with moderately long setae, pale dorsally on apical 0.70–80 its length, and on basal 0.20–0.30 of ventral surface, apices mostly black; a dorsomesal acutely pointed tooth at basal 0.60–0.70, directed mesally, 0.33–0.43 mm length; in lateral view tip of cercus produced in a dorsal wide spine, and a ventral acuminate spine, 0.15–0.25 mm length; in ventrolateral view with a short, subbasal spine 0.01–0.25 mm length, at basal 0.15–0.20. Epiproct brown, sometimes with small dorsoapical pale spots, V-shaped, tips sharp, separate from each other by a distance of 0.50–0.90 mm; in lateral view branches strongly up-curved ( Figs. 78–80 View FIGURES 69–83 ).

Measurements (measures are an average): TL, 62.1–65.35 (63.13); AL, 44–46.5 (45.61); MWh, 8.1–8.5 (8.3); FwL, 37–38.5 (38); HwL, 35–38 (36.16); FwW, 7.5–9.0 (8.41); HwW, 9.87–10 (10); HfL, 6.3–6.6 (6.43); cerci length, 2.90–3.35 (3.18).

Female hitherto unknown. Similar to male, with the following differences: Head: Labium and submentum pale. Thorax: Second antehumeral stripe continuous, thinner than in male. Wings: Antenodal crossveins: FW 19–24, HW 14–17; postnodal crossveins: FW 12–15, HW 11–14; triangles 3-celled, rarely 4-celled; supratriangles 2 or 3- celled in both wings, rarely 4-celled; anal triangle 6 to 9-celled. Abdomen: Pale coloration creamy yellow as follows: a middorsal stripe and ventral 0.80–0.90 of tergum on S1. Foliation on S8 ending in a wide rounded lobe which surpasses by 0.20–0.50 mm the anterior margin of S9, its edge with a row of small spines on apical 0.50–0.60 of its length, maximum width of foliation 0.50–0.70 mm; foliation on S9 of the same width along the entire margin, 0.25–0.50 mm wide, its edge with a row of tiny setae ( Fig. 111 View FIGURES 108–113 ). Vulvar lamina: Short, occupying 0.23 of the length of S9; in ventral view ( Fig. 125 View FIGURES 119–130 ) V-shaped, lobes triangular, black, with the most ventral margin reddish-black and beset with stiff black and yellowish-brown setae, tips separated each other by a distance shorter than the basal width of each lobe, dorsal margin concave without a posterodorsal tubercle; in lateral view as in Fig. 126 View FIGURES 119–130 . Caudal appendages: Cerci long, conical, sharply pointed, longer than S10, yellow, with abundant large setae ( Fig. 111 View FIGURES 108–113 ). Epiproct brown, laminar widely rounded at tip, directed ventrally, sometimes little visible dorsally; in ventral and dorsal views with few, short, whitish hairs.

Measurements (average in parenthesis): TL, 64.16–71.35 (66.43); AL, 46–50 (47.75); MWh, 9.2; FwL, 40.5–44 (41.87); HwL, 38–41 (39.87); FwW, 8.83–10 (9.45); HwW, 10.25–11 (10.68); VlL, 0.4–0.56 (0.49); cerci length, 2.0–2.35 (2.18).

Comparative diagnostic notes. This species closely resembles P. apiculatus   (see notes under P. apiculatus   ). Similarily, P danieli   can be separated from other species by the mesal margin of anterior hamulus notched (mesal margin and apex entire [ P. suasus   ], mesal margin of anterior hamulus broadly emarginate on distal half [ P. pacificus   and P. indicatrix   ]); from P. luisi   and P. enriquei   by the anterior hamule lacking any kind of tooth or hook on mesal margin (anterior hamule with tooth or hook on mesal margin), and from the remaining species by the anterior hamulus with mesal margin notched and apex entire and rounded (anterior hamulus with mesal margin entire, with the apex cleft forming two subequal branches).

Flight season. June, July, August, and September.

Distribution. Colima, Guerrero, Morelos, Oaxaca, San Luis Potosí ( Fig. 144 View FIGURES 143–144 ). Only in Mexico.

Natural history. The type locality is a river with a rocky bottom with some sections of sand, shallow and in some places the surrounding vegetation is a gallery forest ( González-Soriano & Novelo-Gutiérrez 1990). According to the records, this species has an altitudinal distribution in Mexico from 33 to 1100masl.

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

UNAM

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Odonata

Family

Gomphidae

Genus

Phyllogomphoides

Loc

Phyllogomphoides danieli González & Novelo, 1990

Torres-Pachón, Mónica, Novelo-Gutiérrez, Rodolfo & Ruiz-Sanchez, Eduardo 2019
2019
Loc

Phyllogomphoides danieli González-Soriano & Novelo-Gutiérrez, 1990: 40–44

Gonzalez-Soriano & Novelo-Gutierrez 1990: 40
1990