Anisopleura bipugio Hämäläinen & Karube, 2013

Phan, Quoc Toan, Kompier, Tom, Karube, Haruki & Hayashi, Fumio, 2018, A synopsis of the Euphaeidae (Odonata: Zygoptera) of Vietnam, with descriptions of two new species of Euphaea, Zootaxa 4375 (2), pp. 151-190 : 154-155

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Anisopleura bipugio Hämäläinen & Karube, 2013


Anisopleura bipugio Hämäläinen & Karube, 2013

( Fig. 1a–h View FIGURE1 )

Anisopleura bipugio: Hämäläinen & Karube (2013) , pp. 51–55, Figs 1–2 View FIGURE1 View FIGURE 2 [Holotype and paratypes from Bidoup Nui Ba National Park , Lam Dong Prov.].

Materials examined. [ Vietnam] 2♂, A Luoi Nature Reserve , Thua Thien-Hue Prov., 18.IX.2015, Q.T. Phan leg. ( PQTC) ; 1♂, Thua Thien-Hue Prov., 21.VI.2016, T. Kompier leg. (TKC) ; 1♀, Hon Ba Nature Reserve (1,400 m), Nha Trang City , Khanh Hoa Prov., 23.VI.2008, H. Karube leg. ( KPM) ; 7♂, Bao Lam, Bao Loc District , Lam Dong Prov., 29.IV.2015, H. Karube leg. ( PQTC) ; 1♂, Tr’hy, Tay Giang District , Quang Nam Prov., 18.V.2017, Q.T. Phan leg. ( PQTC) ; 2♂, Bach Ma National Park , Thua Thien-Hue Prov., 28.VI.2017, Q.T. Phan leg. ( PQTC) .

Female specimen used for description: 1♀, Hon Ba Nature Reserve, 23.VI.2008, H. Karube leg.

Other materials confirmed by field observations. [ Vietnam] 1♂, Quang Tri Prov., 22.VI.2016, T. Kompier; Some individuals, Bach Ma, Thua Thien-Hue Prov., 5–8.VIII.2016, T. Kompier.

Notes. This species differs from all described Anisopleura species by the presence of two long processes on the posterior lobe of prothorax, both in male ( Fig. 1a View FIGURE1 ) and female ( Fig. 1d, f, g View FIGURE1 ). The female is described here for the first time.

Description of female. Posterior lobe of prothorax with two processes as in the male ( Fig. 1d, f, g View FIGURE1 ). The color pattern of head, thorax and legs is as in the male ( Fig. 1d, e View FIGURE1 ), apart from the antehumeral stripe, the anterior end of which has an oval shape with a dark core and which tapers off earlier towards the posterior end of mesepisternum ( Fig. 1d View FIGURE1 ). Wings ( Fig. 1h View FIGURE1 ) are hyaline with black venation. The number of Ax is 18–19 in both wings. Abdomen ( Fig. 1d View FIGURE1 ) is black with pale yellowish lateral markings on abdominal segments as follows: S1–2 have a large oblong marking; S3–7 have an oval anterior marking, and a thin stripe running along the lateral suture, becoming thinner towards their posterior ends; S8 is black with a small oval spot near posterior margin; and S9–10 are wholly black. Ovipositor black, thick and robust as in Fig. 1d View FIGURE1 .

Measurement (in mm). HW 32; abdomen (incl. appendages) 29.

Distribution. Vietnam (Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Tri, Lam Dong and Khanh Hoa Provinces).


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Anisopleura bipugio Hämäläinen & Karube, 2013

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