Ophiogomphus sinicus ( Chao 1954 )

Wilson, Keith Duncan Peter & Xu, Zaifu, 2009, Gomphidae of Guangdong & Hong Kong, China (Odonata: Anisoptera) 2177, Zootaxa 2177, pp. 1-62: 46-48

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Ophiogomphus sinicus ( Chao 1954 )
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Ophiogomphus sinicus ( Chao 1954)  

Figs. 19 (d), 19(g), 24(a–h)

Onychogomphus sinicus: Chao 1954   : Chao (1954: 257, 264–266, figs 438–444, Fujian and Jiangxi); Asahina (1965: 499–500, Hong Kong); Sui & Sun (1984: 104–106, figs 68a–f, Fujian); Asahina (1988: 693–695, figs 17–22, Hong Kong); Matsuki (1989: 30–31, larva, Hong Kong); Matsuki et al. (1990: 15–16, Hong Kong).

Ophiogomphus sinicus ( Chao 1954)   : Chao (1990: 383, 390–391, 7 figs, Fujian and Jiangxi); Wilson (1995a: 115, 121, 123, photo ♂, Hong Kong); Wilson (1995b: 332, Hong Kong); Saito & Ogata (1995: 33–34, figs 53–54, Hong Kong); Wilson (1997a: 33, Hong Kong); Zhang (1999: 251–252, figs 24.80a–g, Fujian, Hong Kong, Jiangxi); Hua (2000: 12, Fujian, Guangxi, Hainan, Hong Kong, Hunan & Jiangxi); Wilson (2003: 240–241, photos ♂, Hong Kong); Fellowes et al. (2003c: 19, Guangdong: Shimentai); Chan et al. (2004a: 19, Sanyue, Guangdong); Wilson (2005: 141, Guangxi).

Lamelligomphus sp.   : Wilson (2005: 135, Figs 16a–c, ♀, Dawangling , Guangxi).

Specimens: 2 ♂, Pengshan (Dadingshan), 1 vii 2000, coll. KW; 1 ♂, Longtanjiao, 3 vii 2000, coll. KW; 1 ♂, Shimentai, 13 viii 2000, leg. ML   ; 1 ♂ (No. 22531), Yunjishan, 9 vi 2002, coll. ZX; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Gudoushan, 26 vii 2002, leg. ML   ; 1 ♂, Shimentai, 6 viii 2003, coll. KW; 1 ♀, Nankunshan, 8 viii 2006, coll. MB   .

Remarks: Chao originally described sinicus   in the genus Onychogomphus   but later Chao (1990) placed it in the subgenus Ophiogomphus (Ophionurus)   . The posterior hamulus of sinicus   is elongate and hook-like ( Figs. 19g & 24d) conforming to Carle's (1986) characterisation of the subgenus Ophiogomphus (Ophionurus)   . The general structure of male and female sinicus   from Guidongshan, Guangdong is illustrated in Figs. 24a–h. The type species of Ophionurus   is alleghaniensis Carle 1982 from USA (West Virginia). According to Carle (1986) the genus Onychogomphus   is not represented in India or China and apart from sinicus   all other representatives of the subgenus Ophiogomphus (Ophionurus)   are restricted to North America. North American Ophiogomphus   have a predominantly green synthorax with broad green dorsal stripes, stout abdomens and possess relatively short and stout caudal appendages ( Needham et al 2000). They bear a strong resemblance to Asian Nihonogomphus   in general appearance. Indeed, Needham (1940) considered Nihonogomphus   to be a synonym of Ophiogomphus   . But Chao (1999) has now pointed out a number of characters featured in Nihonogomphus   , which clearly show the genus is quite distinct from Ophiogomphus   . Based on general appearance of sinicus   and by comparing with N. American members of the subgenus Ophiogomphus (Ophionurus)   the taxonomic position of sinicus   within this subgenus is highly improbable and its true affinity remains uncertain. The type species for the genus Ophiogomphus   sensu stricto is Ophiogomphus cecilia (Fourcroy)   , which was described from Europe and is also known from China.

The triangular-shaped, slightly flattened horns arising from the female occipital margin of Ophiogomphus sinicus   have not previously been illustrated ( Figs. 24f–h), at least knowlingly. The illustration of the frontal face of Lamelligomphus sp.   ( Fig. 16a) provided in Wilson (2005) is that of Onychogomphus sinicus   . The anteclypeus in this illustration should have been coloured yellow and not black as depicted. The occipital horns of sinicus   resemble Lamelligomphus tutulus Liu & Chao 1990   (cf Fig. 17d) but they are not quite as broad nor are they divergent from their mid-point.

Distribution: China (Fujian, Guangxi, Hong Kong, Hainan, Hunan & Jiangxi).

ML

Musee de Lectoure

MB

Universidade de Lisboa, Museu Bocage

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Odonata

Family

Gomphidae

Genus

Ophiogomphus

Loc

Ophiogomphus sinicus ( Chao 1954 )

Wilson, Keith Duncan Peter & Xu, Zaifu 2009
2009
Loc

Lamelligomphus sp.

Wilson, K. D. P. 2005: 135
2005
Loc

Ophiogomphus sinicus ( Chao 1954 )

Wilson, K. D. P. 2005: 141
Chan, B. P. L. & Lau, M. W. N. & Ng S. C. & Fellowes J. R. 2004: 19
Wilson 2003: 240
Fellowes, J. R. & Chan, B. P. L. & Lau, M. W. N. & Ng S. C. & Lee, K. S. 2003: 19
Hua, L. 2000: 12
Zhang, J. 1999: 251
Wilson, K. D. P. 1997: 33
Wilson, K. D. P. 1995: 115
Wilson, K. D. P. 1995: 332
Saito, Y & Ogata, S. 1995: 33
Chao, H. - F. & Zhao, X. - F. 1990: 383
1990
Loc

Onychogomphus sinicus: Chao 1954

Matsuki, K. & Yamamoto, T. & Ichii, H. 1990: 15
Asahina, S. 1988: 693
Sui, J & Sun, H 1984: 104
Asahina, S. 1965: 499
Chao, H. - F. 1954: 257
1954