Wednesday, January 23, 2019

[Entomology • 2019] Coeliccia schorri • A New Species of Damselfly (Odonata: Zygoptera: Platycnemididae) from the Central Highlands of Vietnam

Coeliccia schorri 
Phan & To, 2019

Coeliccia schorri sp. n. is described based on both sexes (holotype male from Dak Roong Commune, K’bang district, Gia Lai province, central highlands of Vietnam). The combination of the characters of a large pruinose spot on the synthorax, blue abdominal tip, and white appendages in the male and a long spine on the posterior pronotal lobe of the prothorax in the female help distinguish it from all other Coeliccia species. The Coeliccia hayashii-group, remarkable for the pruinose markings on the male prothorax and synthorax in combination with the structure of the genital ligula which is bifurcated from the base into two long flagella, is discussed. 

Figs 16-17. Photos of (14) paratype ♂ and (15) paratype ♀ of Coeliccia schorri sp. n. in Dak Roong Commune, K'Bang District, Gia Lai Province, taken in 24 May 2018 by Quoc Toan Phan.

Family Platycnemididae Yakobson & Bianchi, 1905 
Subfamily Calicnemiinae Fraser, 1957 

Genus Coeliccia Kirby, 1890 

Coeliccia schorri sp. n.

Etymology This species is named in honor of Dr Martin Schorr in appreciation of his support of odonatological research in Vietnam through the International Dragonfly Fund to the first author. A noun in the genitive case.

Phan Quoc Toan and Van Quang To. 2019. Description of New Damselfly Coeliccia schorri sp. n. (Odonata: Zygoptera: Platycnemididae) with A Discussion of the Coeliccia hayashii -group in Vietnam. International Journal of Odonatology.  DOI: 10.1080/13887890.2018.1557567