Sunday, November 26, 2017

[Entomology • 2017] Oligoaeschna sirindhornae • A New Dragonfly Species (Odonata: Anisoptera: Aeshnidae) from Thailand

Oligoaeschna sirindhornae
 Ngiam & Orr, 2017


Oligoaeschna sirindhornae sp. nov. is described from a male from Sakaerat Silvicultural Research Station, Nakhon Ratchasima Province in Thailand. It is the only known Oligoaeschna species recorded from Thailand since Oligoaeschna pramoti (Yeh, 2000) and Oligoaeschna minuta (Hämäläinen & Pinratana, 1999) were transferred to the genus Sarasaeschna.

Keywords: Odonata, Anisoptera, Aeshnidae, Oligoaeschnasirindhornae, new species, Thailand, Nakhon Ratchasima, Sakaerat

FIGURE 1. Oligoaeschna sirindhornae sp. nov. holotype, habitus.

Etymology. We humbly dedicate this species to Her Royal Highness, The Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, in recognition of her continuing support of nature conservation and as a mark of personal admiration by the authors. The specific epithet sirindhornae is a noun in the genitive case.

Robin W. J. Ngiam and Albert G. Orr. 2017. Oligoaeschna sirindhornae sp. nov., A New Dragonfly Species from Thailand (Odonata: Anisoptera: Aeshnidae).  Zootaxa. 4353(1); 195–200.  DOI:  10.11646/zootaxa.4353.1.13


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