|Bradinopyga konkanensis |
Joshi & Sawant, 2020
Bradinopyga konkanensis sp. nov. is described based on three males and one female collected from the coastal region of Maharashtra, India. Important characters are illustrated and compared with morphologically similar species Bradinopyga geminata (Rambur, 1842), Indothemis carnatica (Fabricius, 1798), and Indothemis limbata sita Campion, 1923. Bradinopyga konkanensis sp. nov. is so far the only Western Ghats endemic Odonata species associated with lateritic coastal habitats.
Keywords: Odonata, dragonfly, new species, description, taxonomy, Western Ghats, Bradinopyga, geminata, Indothemis
| Bradinopyga konkanensis photographed in situ. |
holotype (NCBS-BE493) - Vijaydurg.
Bradinopyga konkanensis spec. nov.
Etymology. This species is named after the ‘Konkan’ region of Western India, which includes coastal areas of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka.
Shantanu Joshi and Dattaprasad Sawant. 2020. Description of Bradinopyga konkanensis sp. nov. (Odonata: Anisoptera: Libellulidae) from the Coastal Region of Maharashtra, India. Zootaxa. 4779(1); 65–78. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4779.1.4