GOMPHIDAE Rambur, 1842

Mauffray, William F. & Tennessen, Kenneth J., 2019, A Catalogue and Historical Study of the Odonata of Ecuador, Zootaxa 4628 (1), pp. 1-265: 130

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4628.1.1

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scientific name

GOMPHIDAE Rambur, 1842
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GOMPHIDAE Rambur, 1842 

This large family is well-represented in the Neotropics (approximately 30 genera, 280 species), although most of the species are secretive and very seldom seen or collected. In general the adults hide in vegetation and are active near the water at unpredictable times. The majority of species are lotic. In addition to 11 genera and 29 named species in Ecuador, there are several unresolved species, a few of which may be undescribed.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Odonata

Family

Gomphidae