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Cazuma Pincertail (Onychogomphus cazuma)

• English name: Cazuma Pincertail
• German name: Valencia-Zangenlibelle
• French name: N/A
• Dutch name: Cazumatanglibel
• Swedish name: N/A
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Cazuma Pincertail (Onychogomphus cazuma)

Not present
Present before 1990
Present after 1990

Present before and after 1990
Present after 2015
Distribution map Onychogomphus cazuma

Map data based on J.-P. Boudot & V. J. Kalkman (eds.),
Atlas of the European Dragonflies and Damselflies


General • a medium-sized black-and-yellow species which is only known from eastern Spain
Classification • suborder: Anisoptera (dragonflies); family: Gomphidae
Conservation status • IUCN Red List Europe: Not Evaluated
Scientific name Onychogomphus cazuma (Barona, Cardo & Díaz, 2020)
Distribution • click or tap the Map button above
Habitat • rocky streams and small rivers
Dimensions • typical body length: 43-47 mm; hindwing: 25-30 mm
Notes • gomphids are 'sitters': they spend a lot of time perched on rocks and vegetation
Both sexesHead➤ like in all other gomphids, the eyes are widely separated
  • the eyes are typically grey-blue
  ➤ there is a yellow dot on the vortex
 Thorax➤ the black lines on the side of the thorax are broad and yet they leave a wide antehumeral stripe; they meet the mid-dorsal black stripe
MaleAbdomen➤ the light-coloured lower appendage has neither subterminal knobs nor subbasal knobs
Photographs • all of our photos below were made in eastern Spain in June/July 2021

Onychogomphus uncatus (left), forcipatus and cazuma (right)
Note that O. uncatus has no yellow on the vortex, while forcipatus has a yellow bar and cazuma a yellow dot.

Onychogomphus uncatus (left), forcipatus and cazuma (right)
In O. uncatus the lower appendage is black and bears an upright subbasal knob (red arrow). In forcipatus the lower appendage is lighter in colour and, in addition, bears a subterminal knob (green arrow). In cazuma the light-coloured lower appendage bears a subbasal ridge (blue arrow).

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Cazuma Pincertail (Onychogomphus cazuma) ♂

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Cazuma Pincertail (Onychogomphus cazuma) ♂

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Cazuma Pincertail (Onychogomphus cazuma) ♀

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Cazuma Pincertail (Onychogomphus cazuma) ♂

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Cazuma Pincertail (Onychogomphus cazuma) ⚤

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Cazuma Pincertail (Onychogomphus cazuma) ⚤

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Cazuma Pincertail (Onychogomphus cazuma) ⚤

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Cazuma Pincertail (Onychogomphus cazuma) ⚤

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Cazuma Pincertail (Onychogomphus cazuma) ♀

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Cazuma Pincertail (Onychogomphus cazuma) ♀

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Cazuma Pincertail (Onychogomphus cazuma) ♀

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Cazuma Pincertail (Onychogomphus cazuma) ♂

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Cazuma Pincertail (Onychogomphus cazuma) ♂

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Cazuma Pincertail (Onychogomphus cazuma) ♂

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Cazuma Pincertail (Onychogomphus cazuma) ♀

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Cazuma Pincertail (Onychogomphus cazuma) ♂

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Cazuma Pincertail (Onychogomphus cazuma) ♂

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Cazuma Pincertail (Onychogomphus cazuma) ♀

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Cazuma Pincertail (Onychogomphus cazuma) ♀

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Cazuma Pincertail (Onychogomphus cazuma) ⚤

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