Heteragrion peregrinum Williamson, 1919

Stand-Pérez, Miguel Ángel, Bota-Sierra, Cornelio Andrés & Pérez-Gutiérrez, León Andrés, 2019, Heteragrion demarmelsi sp. nov., with taxonomic notes on Colombian Heteragrion species (Odonata: Heteragrionidae), Zootaxa 4623 (1), pp. 90-112 : 109-110

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Heteragrion peregrinum Williamson, 1919


Heteragrion peregrinum Williamson, 1919

( Figs. 6 View FIGURE 6 E–F, 11A–C, 15G–I, 20)

Material examined: UARC: 1 ♂, 1 ♀ 24 July 2010 Chocó Department, Unión Panamericana Municipality, Cor- regimiento Salero 6.6108, 74.5771 100m a.s.l., Leg: L. Pérez and J. Montes GoogleMaps , 1 ♀ 26 September 2005, Tutunendo Municipality , Quebrada El Diablo 5.7513, -76.5331 71m a.s.l, Leg: L. Pérez GoogleMaps . ANDES–E: 1 ♀ 24 July 2010 Chocó Department, Unión Panamericana Township, Corregimiento Salero 6.6108, -74.5771 100m a.s.l., Leg: L. Pérez and J. Montes GoogleMaps . CEUA: 1 ♂ 26 September 2018 Risaralda Department, Pueblo Rico Municipality, Corregimiento Santa Cecilia, Alto Amurrupá Reserve , Ranas de Cristal stream, 5.3203, -76.1736 620m a.s.l., Leg: C. Bota GoogleMaps .

Remarks: This species was described by Williamson (1919) based on a series of 33 males and 17 females collected in a couple of weeks. Bota-Sierra (2016) catalogued it in the IUCN red list as Critically Endangered (CR) because, since its discovery by Williamson in 1917, it had not been found again. Despite of sampling efforts at the type locality and surrounding areas, where a large amount of its habitat had disappeared. Bota-Sierra & Novelo-Gutiérrez (2017) presented images of color pattern of head and thoracic intersternites of paratypes deposited in Rosser W. Garrison personal collection (RWG). We rediscovered this species at new localities in Chocó and Risaralda Departments. Photographs of male cerci ( Fig. 11 View FIGURE 11 A–C), female intersternite, genital valves ( Fig. 15 View FIGURE 15 G–I) and head color pattern ( Fig. 6 View FIGURE 6 E–F) are presented.

Color pattern of head of males is very similar to H. angustipenne because of the black postclypeus, but H. peregrinum differs in having abdomen length close to 35mm, while in H. angustipenne abdomen is longer than 39mm, and the angle between medial process and tip of cerci is close to 90° in H. angustipenne ( Fig. 7D View FIGURE 7 ), but close to 45° in H. peregrinum ( Fig. 11A View FIGURE 11 ). Female is characterized by having an intersternite with a digitiform dorsal plate ( Fig. 15I View FIGURE 15 ).