Protosticta grandis Asahina, 1985

Phan, Quoc Toan & Kompier, Tom, 2016, A study of the genus Protosticta Selys, 1855, with descriptions of four new species from Vietnam (Odonata: Platystictidae), Zootaxa 4098 (3), pp. 529-544: 532-534

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http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4098.3.6

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Protosticta grandis Asahina, 1985
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3. Protosticta grandis Asahina, 1985 

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Protosticta robusta: Asahina (1984)  [nec Fraser], pp. 590–591, 595, Figs. 16–20 [preoccupied]. Type locality: Khao Soi Dao mountains, Thailand.

Protosticta grandis: Asahina (1985)  , p. 334 (new name for Protosticta robusta Asahina, 1984  ).— Hämäläinen & Pinratana (1999), p. 60 (Chiang Mai, Kanchanaburi).— Tsuda (2000), p. 326 (catalogued Thailand).—van Tol (2008), pp. 219–220, Figs. 1–4View FIGURE 1View FIGURE 2View FIGURE 3View FIGURE 4.— Makbun et al. (2011), p. 63 (Chiang Mai).— Yokoi & Souphanthong (2014), p. 25, Pl. 2, Fig. 13.

Specimens examined. 1 male, 5 females, Cao Bang city, Cao Bang Province, 20.V. 2015; 1 male, 2 females, Pia Oac Nature Reserve, Cao Bang Province, 18.V. 2015; 1 male, 1 female, Bhalee, Tay Giang district, Quang Nam Province, 27.V. 2015, Quoc Toan Phan leg.; 1 female, Tam Dao National Park, Vinh Phuc Province, 12.V. 2015, Vu Van Lien leg.

Notes. This is probably the largest Protosticta  species known. Both sexes have typically pale yellow anal appendages. It is found in wet forest with dense undergrowth around small covered streams.

Measurements. Male. Hindwing 32; abdomen including appendages 51.5–52. Female. Hindwing 29, abdomen including appendages 41.

Distribution. Vietnam (Pia Oac Nature Reserve, Cao Bang Province; Tam Dao National Park, Vinh Phuc Province; Xuan Son National Park, Phu Tho Province; Thuong Tien Nature Reserve, Hoa Binh Province; Ba Vi National Park, Ha Noi; Cuc Phuong National Park, Ninh Binh Province; Son Kim, Huong Son district, Ha Tinh Province; Tay Giang district, Quang Nam Province; Chu Yang Sin National Park, Dak Lak Province; Bao Loc, Lam Dong Province), Thailand (Doi Suthep National Park, Chiang Mai Province), Lao PDR (LouangPhabang, Oudomxay).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Odonata

Family

Platystictidae

Genus

Protosticta

Loc

Protosticta grandis Asahina, 1985

Phan, Quoc Toan & Kompier, Tom 2016

2016
Loc

Protosticta grandis:

Asahina 1985

1985
Loc

Protosticta robusta:

Asahina 1984

1984
Loc

Protosticta robusta

Asahina 1984

1984