Argia dives Förster, 1914

Garrison, Rosser W. & Ellenrieder, Natalia Von, 2018, Damselflies of the genus Argia (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) from Ecuador with descriptions of five new species, Zootaxa 4470 (1), pp. 1-69: 13-15

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Argia dives Förster, 1914
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Argia dives Förster, 1914 

Figs. 25View FIGURES 23–27 (thx ♀), 73, 74 (mesostigmal plates ♀), 92 (genital ligula), 107, 108 (appendages ♂), 134 (appendages, dorsal view [from Ris 1918]), 139 (map)

Argas  [sic! Argia  ] dives Förster 1914: 61  , 62, (description of ♂, "Vulkan Vilcanota, Peru "); Schmidt 1942: 233 ( Peru); Soukup 1954: 11 ( Peru); Rácenis 1959: 474 ( Peru); Garrison et al. 2003: 29 (type catalog); Heckman 2008: 361, 383 (key, Ecuador, Peru), 370, 359 (key); Hoffmann 2009: 27, 39 ( Peru); Garrison et al. 2010: 213 (listed); Pérez-Gutiérrez & Palacino-Rodriguez 2011: 212 ( Colombia).

Argia cuprea  Form b: Ris 1918: 110, 112, 113 (key, notes, mention female from Songo River as possibly representing A. dives  ).

Types. Holotype ♂: Cuprea / dives / Type / ♂ n. sp. / Vilcanota / auro / pecten [??]; Rasse garleppi var / Argia cuprea  / Rasse [in pencil] IVilcanota [crossed out] F[orster]. [all of these in ink from original envelope], T 6.99 [undecipherable, in pencil [labels F. Forster], Argia dives  Type ♂ / E.B.W. 8/2/24 [labels written in pencil, E.B. Williamson], Figured by / C.H. Kennedy Aug.–Sept., 1924 [printed]. (examined, Garrison et al. 2003). Fig. 108View FIGURES 107–110 is of the appendages of the holotype male.

Specimens examined (only those from Ecuador listed). 234 ♂♂, 152 ♀♀: Sucumbios Prov.  : 2 ♂♂, Limoncocha , forest stream {0°24' S, 76°36' W, 300 m}, 22 February 1972, D. L. Pearson leg. [ DRP]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, same data but 6 March 1972 [ DRP]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, same data but 17 March 1972 [ DRP]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀ (pair in tandem), Limoncocha, Playaco River {0°24' S, 76°36' W, 243 m}, 23 August 1980, Sidney W. Dunkle leg. [ RWG]GoogleMaps  ; 3 ♂♂, Santa Cecilia, Aguarico River {0°5'6'' N, 76°59'33'' W, 458 m}, 25–31 March 1969, P. M. & P. J. Spangler leg. [ USNM]GoogleMaps  ; 2 ♂♂, stream 56 km west of Lago Agrio ; clear and rocky {0°2'41'' N, 77°19'53'' W, 500 m}, 20 August 1980, Sidney W. Dunkle leg. [ RWG]; Orellana Prov.GoogleMaps  : 1 ♂, 12 km east of Loreto , 2 km south of highway 45; small streams and forest trails; 2009–0228 (0°37'18'' S, 77°15'36'' W, 365 m), 12 October 2009, Jim Johnson leg [ JJ]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, rocky gravely stream 8.2 km east on Coca Road {0°43'39'' S, 77°14'24'' W, 338 m}, 14 November 1997, William F. Mauffray leg. [ USNM]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, stream 8.5 km east of Loreto (0°42'12'' S, 77°14'26'' W, 400 m), Kenneth J. Tennessen leg. [ RWG]; Napo Prov.GoogleMaps  : 1 ♀, along trail between main road (Puyo-Baños) & Bombainiyacu, Pastaza River watershed , {1°30' S, 78°0' W, 981 m}, 25 March 1941, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ UMMZ]GoogleMaps  ; 3 ♂♂, 3 ♀♀, Archidona, Jollin River {0°54'8'' S, 77°48'24'' W, 604 m}, 15 July 1931, William Clarke- Macintyre leg. [ RWG]GoogleMaps  ; 5 ♂♂, 3 ♀♀, same data but [ UMMZ]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Chonta-yacu {0°54'8'' S, 77°48'24'' W, 900 m}, 3 September 1935, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ RWG]GoogleMaps  ; 3 ♂ ♂, 2 ♀ ♀, Concepción-Napo River {1°40' S, 77°25' W, 400 m}, 28 December 1939, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ UMMZ]GoogleMaps  ; 2 ♂♂, 1 ♀, Cotos, plantation on Napo River , below Napo {2°2'0'' S, 77°30'0'' W, 429 m}, 9 May 1934, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ CSCA]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, same data but [ RWG]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, same data but 27 February 1934 [ UMMZ]GoogleMaps  ; 2 ♂♂, same data but 9 May 1934 [ UMMZ]GoogleMaps  ; 2 ♂♂, same data but 5 June 1934 [ UMMZ]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, East branch of Ishpinga-yacu , Napo {0°59'20'' S, 77°50'12'' W, 500 m}, 12 August 1942, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ CSCA]GoogleMaps  ; 2 ♂♂, same data but 18 September 1942 [ UMMZ]GoogleMaps  ; 5 ♂♂, 1 ♀, Headwaters of Arajuno River , Napo watershed, main river near ford {1°5'0'' S, 77°32'0'' W, 1,000 m}, 26 April 1941, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ RWG]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀, Headwaters of Arajuno River, Napo watershed, main river near ford, Puyo-Napo trail {1°5'0'' S, 77°32'0'' W, 1,000 m}, 26 April 1941, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ RWG]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Misahuallí Jungle Lodge, 15 km southeast of Tena (1°2'6'' S, 77°39'48'', 400 m), 11–20 April 1999, J. A. Smith leg. [ ACR]  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Ishpinga-yacu, Upper Napo River {0°59'20'' S, 77°50'12'' W, 500 m}, 12 August 1942, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ RWG]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Napo {1°3'6'' S, 77°42'6'' W, 522 m}, 10 March 1934, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ CSCA]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, same data but 18 March 1934 [ RWG]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀, same data but [ UMMZ]GoogleMaps  ; 2 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀ (tandem pair), Puerto Napo, 11.2 km east of highway 45 on Jatun Sacha road, Tiyuyacu River (1°3'6'' S, 77°42'6'' W), 13 November 1997, William F. Mauffray leg. [ USNM]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Anzu River, Napo River watershed {1°3'9'' S, 77°48'12'' W, 1,000 m}, April 1940, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ CSCA]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, same data but [ CEUA]GoogleMaps  ; 11 ♂♂, 3 ♀♀, same data but 19 April 1937 [ RWG]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, same data but [ UNAM]GoogleMaps  ; 3 ♂♂, 1 ♀, same data but [ UT]GoogleMaps  ; 15 ♂♂, 13 ♀♀, same data but [ UMMZ]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, Jatun-yacu River, Ilupulin Creek (vicinity of Napo), headwater tributary Napo River {1°1' S, 77°50' W, 700 m}, January 1935, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ CSCA]; same data butGoogleMaps  1 ♂, 1 ♀ [ RWG]; same data butGoogleMaps  1 ♂ [ UMMZ]  ; 1 ♂, Jatun-yacu River, Napo River watershed {1°1' S, 77°50' W, 700 m}, 12 April 1935, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ UMMZ]; same data butGoogleMaps  1 ♂, 17 February 1937 [ UMMZ]  ; 2 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, Misahualli River, Upper Napo {0°59'7'' S, 77°48'22'' W, 500 m}, 26 May 1942, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ CSCA]; same data butGoogleMaps  10 ♂♂, 5 ♀♀ [ RWG]; same data butGoogleMaps  4 ♂♂, 3 ♀♀ [ UMMZ]; same data butGoogleMaps  1 ♂, 1 ♀ [ ULA]  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, stream 7.5 km N of Loreto (0°37'1'' S, 77°17'7'' W, 400 m), 14 November 1997, Thomas W. Donnelly leg. [ RWG]; Tungurahua Prov.GoogleMaps  : 3 ♂♂, 3 ♀♀, Guama Yacu (= Guamba River), Agoyan , Pastaza River watershed {1°24'45'' S, 78°22'16'' W, 2,000 m}, 9 November 1935 [ CSCA]; same data butGoogleMaps  3 ♂♂, 3 ♀♀ [ RWG]; same data butGoogleMaps  4 ♂♂, 5 ♀♀ [ UMMZ]; Pastaza Prov.  : 1 ♂, 1 ♀, between Mera and Shell, Los Copales , trails and forest north of Metolo River (1°29'31'' S, 78°4'21'' W, 1,080 m), 20 September 2005, William F. Mauffray leg. [ FSCA]; same data butGoogleMaps  1 ♂, 1 ♀ [ USNM]  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, El Partidero, indian village on east bank of Anzu River, junction of trails from Mera and Puyo northward to Napo {1°22' S, 78°0' W, 1,000 m,}, 7 October 1935, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ CSCA]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, Mera, Pastaza River {1°28'4'' S, 78°6'14'' W, 950 m}, 15 November 1936, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ RWG]; same data butGoogleMaps  1 ♂, 2 ♀♀ [ UMMZ]  ; 2 ♀♀, Puyo (1°28'0'' S, 77°59'0'' W, 1,000 m), April 2009, T. & K. Miyashita leg. [ HK]; same data butGoogleMaps  1 ♀, 18 April 2008 [ HK]  ; 1 ♂, Puyo , 9.7 km northeast {1°24'29'' S, 77°59'47'' W}, 7 May 1977, Paul J. Spangler, Don R. Givens leg. [ USNM]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♀, Puyo, Pastaza River watershed {1°28'0'' S, 77°59'0'' W, 980 m}, 25 November 1936, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ CSCA]; same data butGoogleMaps  1 ♂, 1 ♀, December 1948 [ CSCA]; same data butGoogleMaps  1 ♂, 20 November 1936 [ RMNH]; same data butGoogleMaps  16 ♂♂, 14 ♀♀ [ RWG]; same data butGoogleMaps  1 ♀, 25 November 1936 [ RWG]; same data butGoogleMaps  3 ♂♂, 1 ♀, December 1948 [ RWG]; same data butGoogleMaps  21 ♂♂, 17 ♀♀, 20 November 1936 [ UMMZ]; same data butGoogleMaps  2 ♂♂, 1 ♀, 25 November 1936 [ UMMZ]; same data butGoogleMaps  4 ♂♂, 4 ♀♀, 28 November 1936 [ UMMZ]  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Puyo, Pastaza River watershed {1°28'0'' S, 77°59'0'' W}, 20 November 1936, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ RWG]; same data butGoogleMaps  7 ♂♂, 3 ♀ ♀, Puyo, Puyo River, Pastaza River watershed {1°28'0'' S, 77°59'0'' W}, December 1948, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ RWG]; same data butGoogleMaps  3 ♂♂, 1 ♀ [ UMMZ]  ; 1 ♀, Huagrayacu River near ford, Pastaza River watershed {1°25'0'' S, 78°1'0'' W, 900 m}, 4 April 1941, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ RWG]GoogleMaps  ; 2 ♂ ♂, 1 ♀, Huagrayacu River, near ford, Pastaza River watershed {1°25'0'' S, 78°1'0'' W}, 14 April 1941, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ UMMZ]GoogleMaps  ; 2 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, Huagrayacu River, Pastaza River watershed {1°25'0'' S, 78°1'0'' W}, 6 May 1941, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ CSCA]; same data butGoogleMaps  1 ♂, 31 March 1941 [ RWG]; same data butGoogleMaps  1 ♂, 4 April 1941 [ RWG]; same data butGoogleMaps  3 ♂♂, 3 ♀♀, 6 May 1941 [ RWG]; same data butGoogleMaps  1 ♂, 14 March 1941 [ UMMZ]; same data butGoogleMaps  1 ♂, 6 May 1941 [ UMMZ]; same data butGoogleMaps  6 ♂♂, 12 May 1941 [ UMMZ]  ; 4 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, Huagrayacu River, upstream, about 100 m west of ford, Pastaza River watershed {1°25'0'' S, 78°1'0'' W}, 25 March 1941, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ UMMZ]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Huagrayacu River, upstream, about 100 m west of trail, Pastaza River watershed {1°25'0'' S, 78°1'0'' W}, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ CSCA]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Huagrayacu River, upstream, at ford, Pastaza River watershed {1°25'0'' S, 78°1'0'' W}, 28 March 1941, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ RWG]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Huagrayacu River, upstream, Pastaza River watershed , {1°25'0'' S, 78°1'0'' W} 31 March 1941, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ RWG]; Morona Santiago Prov.GoogleMaps  : 2 ♂♂, Mangosisa, Upano River {2°31'28'' S, 77°53'41'' W, 850 m}, No collection dates found for record #40525, Leopoldo Gomez Alonzo leg. [ RWG]; same data butGoogleMaps  1 ♀, 30 November 1945 [ UMMZ]; same data butGoogleMaps  8 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀ [presumably same data but no collection dates found for record #40524], Leopoldo Gomez Alonzo leg. [ UMMZ]; same data butGoogleMaps  2 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀ [ RWG]; same data butGoogleMaps  1 ♀, Mangosisa, Upano River ["in envelope with ♂ Argia dives  – L.K. Gloyd "] [ RWG]; same data butGoogleMaps  9 ♂♂, 6 ♀♀, Mangosisa, Upano River ; received 28 September 1945 [presumably same data but no collection dates found for record #30160] [ UMMZ]; same data butGoogleMaps  5 ♂♂, 4 ♀♀ [presumably same data but no collection dates found for record #40523 [ UMMZ]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, Shicayacu River {1°5'0'' S, 78°4'8'' W, 900 m}, June 1941, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ RWG]GoogleMaps  ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Shicayacu River, Pastaza River watershed {1°5' S, 78°4'8'' W}, 8 April 1941, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ CSCA]; same data butGoogleMaps  1 ♂, 9 April 1941 [ CSCA]; same data butGoogleMaps  1 ♂, 2 ♀♀, 8 April 1941 [ RWG]; same data butGoogleMaps  1 ♂, 16 June 1941 [ RWG]; same data butGoogleMaps  1 ♀, 8 April 1941 [ UMMZ]; same data butGoogleMaps  1 ♂, 9 April 1941 [ UMMZ]  .

Remarks: This is one of the two cuprea  -like metallic red species known from South America (but see under A. fulgida  ). It is closely related to A. philipi  and it is treated and diagnosed under that species. Although Argia cuprea  has been recorded as occurring in South America (e. g. Pérez-Gutiérrez & Palacino-Rodriquez 2011, Amaya- Perilla & Palacino-Rodriguez 2012), this species has not been collected south of Panama ( Garrison & von Ellenrieder 2017). We have been unable to examine Ris' examples of Argia cuprea  Form b but his illustration of the dorsal view of the cerci ( Fig. 134View FIGURES 131–135) of a male from Villavicencio, Colombia strongly suggest that his specimens represent A. dives  . In dorsal view, the outer margin of cercus in A. dives  is about as long as the inner margin ( Figs. 107a, 108aView FIGURES 107–110); in A. philipi  , the outer margin of the cercus is clearly shorter than the inner margin ( Fig. 119bView FIGURES 119–122). Ris (1918) mentioned the possibility that at least one of his specimens might represent A. dives  ("Das ♀ vom Rio Songo ist erhebIich grosser, stimmt aber sonst völlig überein, was natürlich nicht ausschliesst, dass dazu ein etwas verschiedenes ♂ gehören könnte. Abd. 32, Hfl. 26. Vielleicht ist es der Form zuzurechnen, die Förster (Arch f. Naturgesch. 1914, A, 2, p. 61) nach 1 ♂ vom Vulkan Vilcanota in Peru als A. cuprea dives  beschreibt." [The female from Songo River is considerably larger, however it agrees otherwise entirely, which of course does not leave out the possibility that it could belong to a somewhat different male. Abd 32, HW 26. Maybe this form belongs to what Förster (Arch. f. Naturgesch. 1914) described as A. cuprea dives  from 1 ♂ from volcano Vilcanota in Peru.]). Fraser (1946) further complicated matters by including A. cupraurea  (as forma d) and Argia cuprea  forma a and b of Ris under his synonymy for A. cuprea  and describing and illustrating ( Figs. 1View FIGURES 1–8, f & g) a new form, Argia cuprea  Forma c, as new from San Antonio, Peru. These are treated under A. limitata  .

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

UMMZ

University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology

CSCA

California State Collection of Arthropods

UNAM

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

UT

University of Tehran

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

RMNH

National Museum of Natural History, Naturalis

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Odonata

Family

Coenagrionidae

Genus

Argia

Loc

Argia dives Förster, 1914

Garrison, Rosser W. & Ellenrieder, Natalia Von 2018
2018
Loc

Argas

Perez-Gutierrez, L. & Palacino-Rodriguez, F. 2011: 212
Garrison, R. W. & von Ellenrieder, N. & Louton, J. A. 2010: 213
Hoffmann, J. 2009: 27
Heckman, C. W. 2008: 361
Garrison, R. W. & von Ellenrieder, N. & O'Brien, M. F. 2003: 29
Racenis, J. 1959: 474
Soukup, J. 1954: 11
Schmidt, E. 1942: 233
Forster, F. 1914: 61
Loc

Argia cuprea

Ris, F. 1918: 110