Wednesday, November 16, 2016

[Entomology • 2014] Drepanosticta machadoi • A New Species of Damselfly (Odonata: Platystictidae) from Hindenburg Range, Papua New Guinea

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

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