Skip to main content Skip to main navigation menu Skip to site footer
Published: 2017-05-19

A new species of the genus Burmagomphus Williamson (Odonata: Gomphidae) from Northern Thailand

211/5 Moo 4, Takhli, Nakhon Sawan, 60140, Thailand.
dragonfly Anisoptera Gomphidae Burmagomphus new species Thailand Odonata


Burmagomphus chiangmaiensis sp. nov. (holotype: Ban Luang, Chom Thong, Chiang Mai province, Thailand, 890-900 m, 14 v 2012) is described and illustrated. It can be differentiated from its most similar congener, B. apricus from China, by shape of posterior hamulus, yellow trapezoid band on occiput, and larger size.


  1. Asahina, S. (1986) A list of the Odonata from Thailand. Part XIII. Gomphidae-1. Chô Chô, 9 (2), 29–43.

    Donnelly, N.[T.W.] (1998) Back to Thailand and Malaysia—Farangpo 98. Malangpo, 15, 137–142.

    Hämäläinen, M. (1998). Additions to the Thai gomphid fauna. Malangpo, 15, 133–136.

    Hämäläinen, M. & Pinratana, A. (1999) Atlas of the Dragonflies of Thailand. Distribution maps by provinces. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok, vi + 176 pp., incl. 28 col.

    Kosterin, O.E., Makbun, N. & Dawwrueng, P. (2012) Burmagomphus asahinai sp. nov., a new species from Cambodia and Thailand, with a description of the male of B. gratiosus Chao, 1954. International Journal of Odonatology, 15, 275–292.

    Schorr, M. & Paulson, D. (2016) World Odonata List. Available from: (accessed 3 July 2016)

    Tsuda, S. (2000) A Distributional List of World Odonata. Privately published, Osaka, 430 pp.

    Zhang, H.-M., Kosterin, O.E. & Cai, Q.-H. (2015) New species and records of Burmagomphus Williamson, 1907 (Odonata, Gomphidae) from China. Zootaxa, 3999 (1), 62–78.