Epipleoneura pallida Rácenis, 1960

Pessacq, Pablo, 2014, Synopsis of Epipleoneura (Zygoptera, Coenagrionidae, “ Protoneuridae ”), with emphasis on its Brazilian species, Zootaxa 3872 (3), pp. 201-234 : 226

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:72ACE4FF-9A41-4D26-A201-01E020439899

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5296839

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D3FD33-FFBB-FFF2-4E8F-73D3F4A4F8F8

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Plazi

scientific name

Epipleoneura pallida Rácenis, 1960
status

 

Epipleoneura pallida Rácenis, 1960

( Fig. 19 View FIGURES 19 – 21 )

Epipleoneura pallida Rácenis 1960: 32 –34, figs. 2 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. 2350 (included in list of species, illustrations of epiproct in posterior view).

Diagnosis. The cercus of this species ( Fig. 19 View FIGURES 19 – 21 ) is unique within the genus, shorter than S 10 and lacking an innerbasal branch; the dorsal branch is slender and directed dorsally, with a small apical hook directed ventrally; the ventral branch is small, rounded, developed as a projection of cercus base. The epiproct ( Fig. 19 View FIGURES 19 – 21 b) is also unique, by its two short and thick branches with apex rounded and joining at base. Genital ligula not described. Female unknown.

Distribution. Northern Venezuela, Guárico State (type locality La Peña, Guárico State, about 09º 48 ’N, 67 º 28 ’W). Peru, Loreto, Iquitos ( Garrison et al. 2010).

Notes. During a brief visit to the MIZA collection in 2009, I examined the holotype of E. pallida in order to conduct a phylogenetic analysis. Unfortunately, I neither drew the specimen nor extracted its genital ligula, in order to prevent damaging the only known specimen.

MIZA

Museo del Instituto de Zoologia Agricola Francisco Fernandez Yepez

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Odonata

Family

Protoneuridae

Genus

Epipleoneura

Loc

Epipleoneura pallida Rácenis, 1960

Pessacq, Pablo 2014
2014
Loc

Epipleoneura pallida Rácenis 1960 : 32

Garrison 2010: 352
Racenis 1960: 32
1960