Mesamphiagrion Kennedy, 1920

Mauffray, William F. & Tennessen, Kenneth J., 2019, A Catalogue and Historical Study of the Odonata of Ecuador, Zootaxa 4628 (1), pp. 1-265: 51-52

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Mesamphiagrion Kennedy, 1920 

Two of the fourteen species are recorded for Ecuador, and there is possibly a third yet unknown species. Adults are small to medium in size and usually are black with blue markings ( Fig. 23View FIGURE 23), although young individuals are black and red. For identification, see von Ellenrieder & Garrison (2008a). They breed in small pools of open marshy seepage at high elevations.

Mesamphiagrion dunklei von Ellenrieder & Garrison, 2008  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Dunkle (1981 — as Cyanallagma laterale  ), Daigle (1996 — as C. laterale  ) (P11), Bota-Sierra & Wolf (2013), (H14); NA: * von Ellenrieder & Garrison (2008a — Holotype & Allotype: [El Chaco]; 13 km E of Coyuja on road to Chaco, marsh [coordinates for Coyuja] (-0.4, -78.0, 2934m), 17 viii 1980, leg. SWD [FSCA]), Daigle (1996 — as C. laterale  ).

Addl. Data. NA, El Chaco: Paratypes: 26 ♂♂, 9 ♀♀, 13 km E of Coyuja on road to Chaco, marsh, (coordinates for Cuyuja: -0.4, -78.0, 2934m), 17 viii 1980, leg. SWD, det. NVE & RWG [ DRP, FSCA, KJT, NVE, RWG, SWD, USNM]; Archidona   GoogleMaps: 1 paratype ♂, 1 ♂, 1 ♀, seep, Baeza / Tena Road, 26.7 km N of Narupa jct. (-0.6033, -77.8433, 2240m), 19 xi 1997, leg. KJT, det. NVE & RWG [ FSCA, KJT]; 1 paratype ♂, seep and marsh along Archidona- Baeza   GoogleMaps road (-0.6033, -77.8433, 2100m), 19 xi 1997, leg. TWD, det. NVE & RWG [ SWD]; Quijos   GoogleMaps: 1 paratype ♂, [Bermejo], 10.6 km S of Baeza on Hwy. 45 near Bermejo, seepage marsh (-0.5083, -77.8789, 1800m), 24 vii 1996, leg. WFM, det. NVE & RWG [ FSCA]; 1 ♀, [Cosanga], along Baeza-Archidona Road   GoogleMaps just S of Cosanga, seep and marsh (-0.6006, -77.8350, 2100m), 19 xi 1997, leg. TWD, det. NVE & RWG [ SWD]; 3 ♂♂, 1 ♀, marsh/seep, about 2 km N of Cosanga (-0.5631, -77.8756, 1925m), 16 x 2009, leg. & det. KJT [ KJT]; 2 ♂♂, dame but, leg. & det. JTJ [ JTJ]; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Papallacta   GoogleMaps, 4.6 km E on Hwy. E20, seepage hillside with pools (-0.3739, -78.0779, 2597m), leg. & det. CDK [ FSCA]; 3 ♂♂, 1 ♀, same data but leg. & det. KJT [ FSCA].

Mesamphiagrion ecuatoriale von Ellenrieder & Garrison, 2008  . Publ. Recs. ECU: (P11), Bota & Wolf (2013), (H14); NA: * von Ellenrieder & Garrison (2008a — Holotype & Allotype: [Archidona], seep and marsh along Archidona-Baeza road (-0.6033, -77.8433, 2100m), 19 xi 1997, leg. TWD [FSCA]); 3 ♂♂ and 1 ♀ paratypes, same data but [ RWG, SWD]; 2 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, same data but leg. KJT [ KJT]).

Note: Endemic.

Mesamphiagrion  unresolved: NA, Quijos: Yanayacu Biological Station, 3.5 km SW of Cosanga, marshy seeps and ditches in pasture (-0.5800, -77.8650, 2045m), date not provided; data provided by WAH & DLW. WAH (pers. comm. 2016) listed it as “ cf. laterale  , ID not confirmed, but not dunklei  or ecuatoriale  .”

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History