Another female I caught is Leptogomphus divaricatus. This is not at all a rare species, being probably the commonest species in the north of the genus after L. perforatus. But I have not often seen the female and failed so far to take pictures of its distinctive divaricate horns. Glad to put that right!
|First the female of Leptogomphus divaricatus, typical as Leptogomphids go.|
|But they can often be told apart by the horns on the occipital ridge. L. divaricatus has two that bend outward in opposite directions.|
|But look at this! Is this remarkable or what? Female Sinogomphus leptocercus. As if mommy bound her baby's hair together into a little palm tree.|
|Dorsal pattern fits several Sinogomphus species and of course also S. leptocercus.|
|The whole specimen in lateral view. The lateral pattern of the thorax is a little different from the male (see that entry), but otherwise patterning is similar.|