Tuberculobasis

Machado, Angelo B. M., 2009, Denticulobasis and Tuberculobasis, new genera close to Leptobasis, with description of ten new species (Odonata: Coenagrionidae)., Zootaxa 2108, pp. 1-36 : 32

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.187806

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4391389

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/1312774B-FFC6-FFCB-FF04-F970FC5EFF59

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Plazi

scientific name

Tuberculobasis
status

 

Tuberculobasis sp. 1

Figure 54 View FIGURES 47 – 54

Specimens examined. 1 (Ƥ) BRAZIL, Amazonas State, Manaus, INPA, 19 -VI- 1977, Joselita Santos leg. ( ABMM).

Remarks. This species is remarkable by the size and shape of its mesepisternal tubercles ( Fig. 54 View FIGURES 47 – 54 ). Whereas in all known females of Tuberculobasis tubercles are absent or small, in this species they are as high as those of males of the costalimai group. By having a curved plate connecting tubercles with mesostigmal plate it resembles males of T. inversa . Hind prothoracic lobe is also quite different from that of other known species, but median lobe is single-lipped as in all females of Tuberculobasis . It has postocular spots and it is most probably a new species, but I refrain from naming it pending the possibility that it might be the female of one of the six species of Tuberculobasis of which only the male is known.

INPA

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Odonata

Family

Coenagrionidae