Chloropetalia selysi ( Fraser, 1929 )

Zhang, Hao-Miao & Cai, Qing-Hua, 2014, Description of Chlorogomphus auripennis spec. nov. from Guangdong Province, with new records of Chlorogomphidae from Yunnan Province, China (Odonata: Chlorogomphidae), Zootaxa 3790 (3), pp. 477-486 : 485

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Chloropetalia selysi ( Fraser, 1929 )


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Material examined. 1 ♀, Maoshijiang River in Cangshan National Nature Reserve (25.7231°N, 100.0019°E), altitude 2087 m, Yangbi County, Bai Autonomous Prefecture of Dali, Yunnan Province, China, Haomiao Zhang leg., 13. VI. 2013.

Notes. The female was collected while foraging ( Figs. 25–26 View FIGURE 25 – 26 ); several males were also observed flying very high but could not be captured. The Odonata fauna of northwestern Yunnan is very poorly studied, and there are many high mountains in this area. The Cangshan Mountains are very rich in Odonata , with an abundance of aquatic habitats, although the average altitude is over 2000 m. The female of this species was described and illustrated by Karube (2002), and the Yunnan female matches well the specimens from north India. This female specimen is very valuable, as it gives a better understanding of the species composition from this region. A male specimen would be very useful to further identification of the species from Chinese territory.

Distribution. China (Bai Autonomous Prefecture of Dali, Yunnan Province) and India.

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