Agrion puella syriaca, Morton, 1924

K. J. Morton, 1924, The Dragon-flies (Odonata) of Palestine, based primarily on collection made by Dr. P. A. Buxton, with Notes on the Species of the Adjacent Regions., Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1924, pp. 25-44 : 32-33

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3539379

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5522577

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Agrion puella syriaca
status

 

Agrion puella syriaca n. sub.sp.

Zikron Jacob, 17.v.21 ; Lake Hulch, 13.v.21, 24.v. 22. Also in my collection, 2 ♂ ♂ from Beirut (Rolle) and a pair from Palestine (Staudinger) .

Differs from A. paella as follows Bronzed black on abdominal segments usually more extensive; may occupy about one-half of dorsum of 5 and more than one-half of 9, while on 6 the blue may be reduced to a small basal spot which is sometimes bifid. It is also on an average smaller, length of h.-w. 16-17 mm., abdomen 23-25 mm. Differs

The Dragon-jiies (Odonuta) of Palestine.

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also in the greater length of the inferior appendages (fig.2). In this figure the appendages are more outstretched than in the figure of A. puella from New Forest (fig. 3). Both figures from preparations mounted in Canada balsam. It is difficult to represent the sup. app., especially the descending branch, from dried examples: these vary in appearance not only with the position of the specimen under the lens, but the position of the appendage itself may vary also to a considerable extent.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Odonata

Family

Coenagrionidae

Genus

Agrion