Gynacantha rosenbergi, Kaup in Brauer, 1867

Theischinger, Gunther, Marinov, Milen, Bybee, Seth, Jensen, Colin, Theuerkauf, Jörn & Rashni, Bindiya, 2020, The genus Gynacantha Rambur, 1842 in the South Pacific (Odonata: Anisoptera: Aeshnidae), Zootaxa 4778 (1), pp. 171-195 : 194

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4778.1.7

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F938B2DE-5F81-4B1F-90CB-8A46B9DC4E20

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3846129

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E54F30-DD6A-AC22-27BD-1AA6FA38FBD1

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Plazi

scientific name

Gynacantha rosenbergi
status

 

Key to the species of the Gynacantha rosenbergi group (males only)

1 Minimum width at the constriction (waist) of S3 slightly less than, to slightly greater than, maximum width of S10, ratio 0.85–1.15 ( Fig. 36 View FIGURE 36 a–d); superior anal appendages long compared with the width of S10, ratio 3.74–4.10, inferior appendage basally not wider than ½ width of S10 ( Fig. 36b, d View FIGURE 36 ).................................... G. rosenbergi group s. str 2

- Minimum width at the constriction (waist) of S3 markedly less than maximum width of S10, ratio 0.59–0.72 ( Fig. 36e, f View FIGURE 36 ); superior anal appendages shorter compared to the width of S10, ratio 3.07–3.55, inferior appendage basally wider than ½ width of S10 ( Fig. 36f View FIGURE 36 )............................................................... G. rosenbergi Pacific group 4

2(1) 3 rows of cells between anal triangle and anal loop ( Fig. 36 g View FIGURE 36 ); posterior section of S3 extremely expanded ( Fig. 36h View FIGURE 36 )................................................................................................ G. amphora

- Only 2 rows of cells between anal triangle and anal loop ( Fig. 36 i View FIGURE 36 ); posterior section of S3 extremely expanded ( Fig. 36j View FIGURE 36 ).. ................................................................................................... 3

3(2) Denticles (3–10) along genital fossa restricted to posterior region ( Fig. 36a View FIGURE 36 ); apex of slightly double-curved superior anal appendages curving into short, not very acute point ( Fig. 36b View FIGURE 36 ).......................................... G. rosenbergi

- Denticles (8–30) along genital fossa often extending beyond posterior region ( Fig. 36c View FIGURE 36 ); apex of almost straight superior anal appendages curving into acute point ( Fig. 36d View FIGURE 36 )...................................................... G. dobsoni

4(1) No dark T-mark on postfrons ( Fig. 36k View FIGURE 36 ); apex of inwardly sinuous superior anal appendages not pointed ( Fig. 36f View FIGURE 36 ).................................................................................................. G. apiaensis

- A dark T-mark on postfrons ( Fig. 36l View FIGURE 36 ); apex of straight or in-curved (converging) superior anal appendages variably pointed ( Fig. 36 View FIGURE 36 q–t).......................................................................................... 5

5(4) Denticles (10–12) along genital fossa restricted to posterior region ( Fig. 36 m View FIGURE 36 ) and rather densely set in a subtriangular arrangement; apex of straight superior anal appendages widely curved into a moderately long point; inferior appendage at least 1/3 length of superiors ( Fig. 36q View FIGURE 36 )................................................................... G. vanuatua

- Denticles along genital fossa not completely restricted to posterior region ( Fig. 36 View FIGURE 36 n–p); apex of superior anal appendages more narrowly curved into a short point, inferior appendage less than 1/3 length of superiors ( Fig. 36 View FIGURE 36 r–t).................... 6

6(5) 4–5 denticles along posterior portion of genital fossa much larger than the others and thus appearing densely set ( Fig. 36o View FIGURE 36 ); superior anal appendages subapically approximately twice as wide as at base ( Fig. 36s View FIGURE 36 )...................... G. koroana

- Not more than 2–3 denticles along posterior portion of genital fossa markedly larger than the others ( Fig. 36n, p View FIGURE 36 ); superior anal appendages subapically approximately 1½ times as wide as at base ( Fig. 36r, t View FIGURE 36 ).................................... 7

7(6) Superior anal appendages almost straight ( Fig. 36r View FIGURE 36 )................................................... G. vitiana

- Superior anal appendages widely in-curved (converging) ( Fig. 36t View FIGURE 36 ).................................... G. stevensoni

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Odonata

Family

Aeshnidae

Genus

Gynacantha