Amphicnemis billitonis, M.A. Lieftinck, 1940

M. A. Lieftinck, 1940, Descriptions and records of South-East Asiatic Odonata (II), Treubia 17 (4), pp. 337-392 : 374

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3571116

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5193636

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B487FF-FFB9-FFD3-FEF4-BDDAFB1BA75B

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scientific name

Amphicnemis billitonis
status

sp. n.

Amphicnemis billitonis , sp. n. ( pl. 15 fig. 4 View Pl , pl. 16 fig. l View Pl ).

Material studied: — 6 ♂ (ad.), 15 ♀ (8 juv., red, 7 ad., blue), Billiton I. (west), Tjeroetjoek and Goenoeng Aoer, Sept. 21 - 27, Oct. 3, Nov. 19, and Dec. 24, 1935, April 7, 1936, F. J. Kuiper leg., in the Buitenzorg Museum. Holotype ♂ and allotype ♀: Tjeroetjoek, Dec. 24, 1935 .

Obviously most closely allied to wallacei , Selys.

Male (ad.). — Differs from wallacei in the following respects:

All but the middle of the anterior margin of labrum- shining black. Pale fascia in front of frons broadly interrupted on middle. Metallic-green colour on dorsum of synthorax more extensive laterally and ceasing at the spiracle ( wallacei : slightly before level of spiracle). Pterostigma blackish-brown or black, without yellow margin in adult specimens ( wallacei : greyish-brown with distinct yellow margin in both pairs of wings). The stru-ctural differences are given in the key to the species.

Anal appendages white, or wax-yellow in the younger male, pale brown tipped with purplish-black in matured individuals ( pl. 16 fig. 1 View Pl ).

Female. - The red and blue-green colour-phases are inseparable from those of wallacei and gracilis , described before. The tip of the prothoracic spine is yellowish or almost hyaline in adult specimens.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Odonata

Family

Coenagrionidae

Genus

Amphicnemis