Oxyallagma 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: 56-58

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Oxyallagma Kennedy, 1920


Oxyallagma Kennedy, 1920 

One of the two known species of this genus is found in Ecuador. Adults are relatively small but stocky and are patterned with red ( Fig. 28View FIGURE 28). See Kennedy (1939b) and Bota-Sierra (2014a) for identification and diagnoses. Habitat includes lakes and ponds in the La Sierra region.

Oxyallagma dissidens ( Selys, 1876)  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Soukop (1954 — as Protallagma runtuni  ), Paulson (1983 — as P. dissidens  ), Tsuda (1986 — as P. dissidens  ), Tsuda (1991), Steinmann (1997a), (H08), (P11), (H14); CB: * Kirby (1890), Campos (1922); CT: * Kirby (1890), Campos (1922); IM: Daigle et al. (1997), Hunger & Schiel (2012), LJ: Tennessen & Johnson (2008); PC: * Selys (1876 — type Series “Quito” (-0.2167, -78.5, 2763m), leg. M. Emile de Ville, data from RWG [IRSNB]), Kirby (1890), Campos (1922), Kennedy (1919); TU: * Kirby (1890), Campos (1922), Kennedy (1939b — as P. runtuni  , Holotype: Runtuni, Baños, 4 vii 1935, leg. WCM [UMMZ]; Allotype: Río Pastaza, Baños (1820m), 30 iii 1936, leg. WCM, [UMMZ]), Bridges (1993), Garrison et al. (2003 — as P. runtuni  but mentions considering it a synonym), Kennedy (1946b) sunk the species in favor of dissidens  ( Bota-Sierra 2014a). Also PER: (H08), (P11); plus COL: Bota-Sierra (2014a).

Addl. Data. AZ, Gualaceo: [FAL, FSCA, SWD]; Nabón: [FSCA, JJD, KJT, RWG, USNM]; CB, Alausí: [FSCA]; Colta: [FSCA, RWG]; Pallatanga: [ANSP, FSCA]; CR, Espejo: [ACRP]; CT, Latacunga: [FSCA]; IM, Cotacachi: [FSCA, SWD, USFQ, USNM]; Otavalo: [FSCA, JJD, KJT, RWG, USFQ, USNM]; LJ, Catamayo: [FSCA]; Loja: [FSCA, UTIC, JJD, JTJ, KJT]; Saraguro: [FSCA, USNM]; PC, Cayambe: [DRP, RWG]; Quito: [FSCA, UTIC, RWG]; TU, Baños: [FSCA, RWG, USNM].

Note: widespread at higher elevations of the Andes, especially the central valley.

Phoenicagrion von Ellenrieder, 2008

One of the three described species known in this genus occurs in Ecuador and an apparently undescribed species has recently been collected in the country. Adults are mid-sized with a reddish-orange thorax devoid of black stripes, and the sides of the thorax have oblique blue stripes resulting in a unique color pattern ( Fig. 29View FIGURE 29). They occur near lowland forested pools. For identification use von Ellenrieder (2008).

Phoenicagrion paulsoni von Ellenrieder, 2008  . Publ. Recs. ECU: (H14); OR: von Ellenrieder & Garrison (2011). Also PER: (P11).

Addl. Data: OR, Francisco de Orellana: 1 ♂, T. B.S., USFQ, Numa trail at Tiputini   GoogleMaps inlet (-0.6397, -76.1483, 220 m), 20 i 2009, leg. & det. RWG & NVE [RWG].

Phoenicagrion  unresolved: OR, Francisco de Orellana: Río Shiripuno, Shiripuno   GoogleMaps Lodge, 26 km SE of Shiripuno bridge (-1.1047, -76.7317, 235m), data provided by WAH & DLW; 1 ♂, T. B.S., camino Matapalo (-0.6417, -76.1451, 192m), 12 iii 2014, leg. & det. ACRP [ ACRP]; 1 ♂, same data but quebrada en Chichico (-0.6420, - 76.1451, 261m).