Gynacantha stevensoni Fraser

Stevenson’s Duskhawker (Gynacantha stevensoni)

Stevenson’s Duskhawker is known only from the type specimen, a male that was collected in the year 1925 on the island of Tongatapu in Tonga.

The type locality is sometimes erroneously given as Samoa (for example in the IUCN ‘Red List’), but the species probably occurs on the Fijian Islands (The ‘Smithsonian Institution’ lists at least two specimens of this species from Viti Levu / Fiji.).

The biology of this species is unknown so far.


The insect fauna of the Tongan Islands has been insufficiently studied so far, and the status of many species is completely unknown.



Photo: The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London

(under creative commons license (4.0))


edited: 23.02.2017

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