Epipleoneura spatulata Rácenis, 1960

Pessacq, Pablo, 2014, Synopsis of Epipleoneura (Zygoptera, Coenagrionidae, “ Protoneuridae ”), with emphasis on its Brazilian species, Zootaxa 3872 (3), pp. 201-234 : 228

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3872.3.1

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5296847

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scientific name

Epipleoneura spatulata Rácenis, 1960
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Epipleoneura spatulata Rácenis, 1960

( Fig. 26 View FIGURES 25 – 27 )

Epipleoneura spatulata Rácenis 1960: 35 –37, figs. 3 a–b (new species, description of male, illustration of male S 10 in posterior and lateral view, type material at MIZA). Garrison et al. 2010: 352, 355, fig. 2352 (included in list of species, illustrations of epiproct in posterior view).

Diagnosis. The cercus of this species ( Fig. 26 View FIGURES 25 – 27 ) is similar to that of E. angeloi , E. haroldoi , E. manauensis , and E. williamsoni , and is described under the first species. Epipleoneura spatulata is most similar to E. williamsoni and E. angeloi ( Figs. 23 and 24 View FIGURES 22 – 24 ) in general conformation of cercus and epiproct but can be distinguished from them by the shorter cercus, the ventral branch directed posteriorly and flattened dorso-ventrally and the shorter epiproct branches. Genital ligula not described. Female unknown.

Distribution. Southern Venezuela, Amazonas State (type locality, Minisia de Orinoco, about 03º 56 ’N, 67 º 26 ’W).

Notes. In my brief visit to MIZA ( Venezuela) in 2009, I examined the holotype of E. spatulata in order to include it in a cladistics analysis. I registered the presence of a small black spine close to apex on inner margin of cercus dorsal branch, a character also found in E. albuquerquei , E. angeloi , and E. williamsoni , the last two closely related species. Unfortunately, I only made a schematic drawing of its genital ligula that does not allow for clear identification of specific characters.

MIZA

Museo del Instituto de Zoologia Agricola Francisco Fernandez Yepez

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Odonata

Family

Protoneuridae

Genus

Epipleoneura

Loc

Epipleoneura spatulata Rácenis, 1960

Pessacq, Pablo 2014
2014
Loc

Epipleoneura spatulata Rácenis 1960 : 35

Garrison 2010: 352
Racenis 1960: 35
1960