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Tom Kompier
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Gomphidictinus tongi, a wonderful discovery from Vietnam
In May 2016 I observed, but could not catch, a large Gomphidia -like gomphid in pristine forest just south of Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province in Central Vietnam. I thought it might have been Gomphidictinus kompieri , because of its ...
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Saying good-bye, a last visit to Xuan Son National Park
After 4 years of oding in Vietnam, I will be leaving. This blog will continue, because there is still a lot to publish. I have just been too busy trying to clean up some remaining issues. There simply was not enough time to write entries. Articles are the p...
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Two new Stylogomphus species for science and for Vietnam
Today my paper on two new Stylogomphus species was published in Tombo. And with it two species I had found last year have received a name. The first I found along the Ho Chi Minh Highway just south of Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park in May 2016 (and again...
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Macrogomphus matsukii in Cat Tien
James Holden had been reporting Macrogomphus matsukii from Cat Tien NP for a while and I decided to pay him a visit to get to see it in May. Last year I had seen Macrogomphus hovering over a large river at dusk (a habit shared by many gomphids, and certainl...
Macrogomphus matsukii in Cat Tien
Macrogomphus matsukii in Cat Tien
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At long last another Lestes
Considering my world Odonata list, Lestes is one of the genera with the most recorded species and that is not surprising, giving the number of described species and the fact they occur around the globe. But irrespective of that, there are not that many spec...
At long last another Lestes
At long last another Lestes
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Not a Bao Loc specialty - Heliogomphus chaoi
Karate (2004) described Heliogomphus chaoi from Bao Loc in Lam Dong Province in the south of Vietnam. This species is very similar in appearance to Heliogomphus selysi , a species occurring in for instance Thailand. H. chaoi differs especially in the shape ...
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Macrogomphus kerri - wonderful addition to the Vietnamese list
According to the IUCN website, Macrogomphus kerri may be an endemic to Thailand, where it is widespread, but uncommon. Well, sorry for the Thai, but it is not an endemic after all. 18 June 2016 I visited Gia Lai Province in the Central Highlands of Vietnam....
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Amphicnemis gracilis - little critters on Phu Quoc
Last year August I went to Phu Quoc Island to find a few species I had not yet seen there, but that had been recorded from the island. One of these was Amphicnemis gracilis . It turns out it is really localized and frequents swampy forest with lots of ferns...
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Orthetrum internum headaches
Last Thursday I was in Sa Pa and as usual this time of the year Orthetrum internum was already out in good numbers. Wen-Chi Yeh had responded to my posting of the species in 2014, but I had overlooked the significance of his comment. Basically he said that ...
Orthetrum internum headaches
Orthetrum internum headaches
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Lyriothemis kameliyae published in Zootaxa
Yesterday Lyriothemis kameliyae was published in Zootaxa. This is not at all a difficult species to recognize once you realize that it is actually different from L. bivittata . Problem is that all Lyriothemis species flying around in southeast Asia with a d...
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