|Megalestes gyalsey Gyeltshen, Kalkman & Orr, 2017|
in Payra, Dawn, Subramanian, et al., 2021.
Megalestes gyalsey Gyeltshen, Kalkman & Orr, 2017 is recorded for the first time from India, extending the known geographic range of the species. This report is based on the collection of 5 individuals (4 males, 1 female) from Jang waterfall, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh and 2 males from Neora Valley National Park, Kalimpong district, West Bengal. The female of M. gyalsey is described for the first time with notes on the variation in the male. A probable larva of the species is also described and illustrated.
Keywords: Odonata, Range extension, damselfly, Synlestidae, larva
Arajush Payra, Prosenjit Dawn, K. A. Subramanian, C. K. Deepak, Kailash Chandra and Basudev Tripathy. 2021. New Record of Megalestes gyalsey Gyeltshen, Kalkman & Orr, 2017 (Zygoptera: Synlestidae) from India, with First Description of Female and Larva. Zootaxa. 4938(2); 233–242. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4938.2.4