|Drepanosticta machadoi |
Theischinger & Richards, 2014
Drepanosticta machadoi sp. nov. (Holotype ♂: Dablin Creek, Hindenburg Range) from Papua New Guinea is described. The new species is a predominantly black damselfly, the male with four pale/bright pattern elements on each side of the synthorax, dorsum of segments 9 and 10 largely bright blue, and a uniquely shaped posterior lobe of the pronotum which is a wide-angled fork with rather straight, narrow finger-like prongs. It is referred to the Drepanosticta conica group of species and a key to the males of the D. conica group is provided.
Keywords: Odonata, damselfly, Platystictidae, Drepanosticta, New Guinea, new species, key
Gunther Theischinger and Stephen J Richards. 2014. Drepanosticta machadoi spec. nov. from New Guinea (Odonata: Platystictidae). Zootaxa. 3866(1); 145-50. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3866.1.9