Mnesarete Cowley, 1934

Mauffray, William F. & Tennessen, Kenneth J., 2019, A Catalogue and Historical Study of the Odonata of Ecuador, Zootaxa 4628 (1), pp. 1-265: 27-28

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Mnesarete Cowley, 1934 

The six species recorded in Ecuador are metallic purple, usually with dark wing tips ( Fig. 10View FIGURE 10). The nymphs, which resemble those of Hetaerina  , are found in small forested streams, sometimes partly open; most of the species are unknown in the nymph stage. The genus was revised by Garrison (2006).

Mnesarete devillei ( Selys, 1880)  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Kirby (1890 — as Lais devillei  ), Campos (1922 — as L. devillei  ), Fraser (1946a), Davies & Tobin (1984), Tsuda (1986, 1991), Paulson (1983), Steinmann (1997a), (H08), (P11), (H14); NA: * Selys (1880 — description), Tennessen (1996b), Daigle (1996), Garrison (2006); PA: McLachlan (1881a — as L. devillei  ). Also PER: (P11); plus BOL: (P16).

Addl. Data. NA, Archidona: [RWG]; Tena: [FSCA, JJD, KJT, LSAM, QZAC, RWG, TWD, USNM]; OR, Loreto: [JTL, USNM]; PA, Arajuno: [RWG]; Pastaza: [RWG].

Mnesarete drepane Garrison, 2006  . Publ. Recs. ECU: (H08), (P11), (H14); OR: *Garrison (2006), von Ellenrieder & Garrison (2011); SU: *Garrison (2006 — Holotype: Shushufindi, Limoncocha on Río Napo (-0.40, -76.6167, 269m), 3 xi 1980, leg. MJW [FSCA]; Allotype: same data but 8 xi 1980 (FSCA)]. Also COL: (H08, P&P); plus PER: Garrison (2006), (P11).

Addl. Data. OR, Francisco de Orellana: [ACRP, BMNH, FSCA, JJD, KJT, NVE, RWG, USFQ, USNM]; Loreto: [JTJ, KJT]; SU, Lago Agrio: [USNM]; Shushufindi: [AEB, DRP, FAL, FSCA, KJT, RWG, USNM].

Mnesarete ephippium Garrison, 2006  . Publ. Recs. ECU: (H08), (P11), (H14); SU: * Garrison (2006, SU, Putumayo: 5 ♂♂, 5 ♀♀, Río Cuyabeno, 60 km E of Lago Agrío (-0.0167, -76.3167), 16 ii 1998, leg. G. Kareofelas, det. RWG ( ACR, RWG]; ZC, Nangaritza   GoogleMaps: * Garrison   GoogleMaps (2006 — Holotype: “ Mayaicu   GoogleMaps ” as “ Morona-Santiago Province: Mayalico   GoogleMaps ” on Río Naganitza   GoogleMaps ” (-3.0592, -77.9956, 490m) [corrected as Mayaicu, Río Nangaritza   GoogleMaps (-4.0290, -78.6340, 900m), 2 xii 1941, leg. D. Laddey, det. RWG [ UMMZ]; Allotype: same data but UMMZ). Also COL: ( H08); plus PER: Garrison (2006), (P11).

Addl. Data. NA, Tena: 1 ♂, about 5 km S of Jatun Sacha Road (-1.0964, -77.6418), 31 x 2013, leg. & det. KJT [FSCA]; SU, La Joya de los Sachas: 1 ♀, La Joya de los Sachas, E at stream (-0.2066, -76.6916, 284m), 29 x 2013, leg. & det. C. Kerst [ FSCA].

Mnesarete fulgida ( Selys, 1879)  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Selys (1879), Kirby (1890), Calvert (1909), Campos (1922), Schmidt (1942), Fraser (1946a — as Lais hauxwelli  ). Kimmins (1969b — designated Lectotype in BMNH), Bridges (1993), Davies & Tobin (1984 —as synonym of M. hauxwelli  ), (H14); NA: * Selys (1879 —Type Locality “Río Napo ”, as Lais fulgida  ); Selys (1880); OR: Garrison (2006), von Ellenrieder & Garrison (2011). Also, COL, PER Garrison (2006), (H08).

Addl. Data. OR, Francisco de Orellana: ( ACR, FSCA, KJT, LSAM, QZAC, RWG, USNM]; SU, Shushufindi   GoogleMaps: 1 ♂, stream about 3 km SW of Shushufindi (-0.2136, -76.6786), 12 v 2009, leg. & det. KJT [ KJT].

Note: Garrison (2006) discussed its confused taxonomic history and states that it is a valid species distinct from M. hauxwelli  . The type could have been from either Napo or Orellana Province.

Mnesarete hauxwelli ( Selys, 1869)  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Campos (1922 —“por Dr. Martin” as Lais hauxwelli  ), Schmidt (1942), Fraser (1946), Tsuda (1986, 1991), Paulson (1983), Steinmann (1997a), (H08), (P11), H14); ES: * Selys (1880); MS: Garrison (2006); NA: Garrison (2006), Daigle (1996); PA: Garrison (2006), Tennessen (2006); SU: Garrison (2006); TU: Garrison (2006); ZC: Garrison (2006). Also, PER: Garrison (2006), (H08), (P11); plus BRA, COL (P11).

Addl. Data. MS, Morona: [FAL, RWG]; Gualaquiza: [USNM]; NA, Archidona: [FSCA, JJD, KJT, RWG]; Tena: [RWG]; OR, Francisco de Orellana: [FSCA, USNM]; Loreto: [FSCA, FAL, KJT, RWG]; PA, Mera: [FSCA, KJT, USNM]; Pastaza: [FAL, FSCA, RWG, SWD]; Santa Clara: [RWG]; SU, Lago Agrio: [USNM]; Shushufindi: [RWG]; TU, Baños: [RWG]; ZC, Zamora: [RWG].

Note: Heckman (2008) commented that some recent illustrations and descriptions of this species refer to M. fulgida  . Two specimens in the QZAC collected by WFM labeled “ M. acerifolia  ms.” should be H. hauxwelli  .

Mnesarete metallica ( Selys, 1869)  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Fraser (1946 — as Mnesarete hincksi  , description), Tsuda (1986, 1991), Paulson (1983), Steinmann (1997a — as M. hincksi  ), (H08), (P11), (H14); NA: Tennessen (1996b), Daigle (1996), Garrison (2006); OR: von Ellenrieder & Garrison (2011); PA: * McLachlan (1881a), Garrison (2006); SU: Garrison (2006). Also COL, VEN: Garrison (2006), (H08, P11).

Addl. Data. NA, Tena: [DRP, FAL, FSCA, KJT, MNHM, RWG, TWD, UMMZ); OR, Francisco de Orellana: [FSCA, RWG]; Loreto: [FSCA, JJD, JTJ, KJT, RWG]; PA, Pastaza: [FSCA, KJT, QZAC, RWG, TWD RWG]; SU, Lago Agrio: [USNM]; Shushufindi: [DRP, FAL, RWG].

Note: Montgomery (1969) and De Marmels (1989) both stated that M. hincksi  is the same as M. metallica  .

SU

Stanford University

UMMZ

University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology

COL

Universidad Nacional de Colombia

PER

City Museum

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

LSAM

Louisiana State Arthropod Museum

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History