Telebasis Selys, 1865,

Mauffray, William F. & Tennessen, Kenneth J., 2019, A Catalogue and Historical Study of the Odonata of Ecuador, Zootaxa 4628 (1), pp. 1-265: 58-61

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Telebasis Selys, 1865 

A large genus with 57 species, 12 of which occur in Ecuador. Most species are small with various red or blue and black color patterns, some species with green stripes ( Figs. 30a & bView FIGURE 30). The latest revision with illustrated keys is by Garrison (2009); Machado (2010) provided an update. Most species inhabit weed-choked ponds, marshes and swamps with floating aquatic plants, some in deeply shaded forest.

Telebasis bickorum Daigle, 2002  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Paulson (2011); SU: *Garrison (2009). Also BOL: Daigle (2002), (H08), Garrison (2009), (P11), (H14).

Addl. Data: SU, Shushufindi   GoogleMaps: 2 ♂, Limoncocha, palm swamp (-0.4000, -76.6167, 269m), 25 vii 1977, leg. DRP, det. RWG [ DRP, RWG].

Telebasis brevis Bick & Bick, 1995  . Publ. Recs. ECU: (H08), Paulson (2009); EO: Tennessen & Johnson (2008), Garrison (2009), (H14); GY: Garrison (2009); LR: Garrison (2009); MN: * Bick & Bick (1995); SD: * Bick & Bick (1995 — as “ Pichincha ” Holotype & Allotype: Tinalandia, 12 km E of Santo Domingo de los Colorados, 06 x 1988, leg. SWD, [FSCA]), Daigle et al. (1997), Garrison (2009).

Addl. Data. EO,Arenillas: [KJT]; Santa Rosa [JTJ, KJT]; GY, Daule: [USNM]; Duran: [FSCA]; Guayaquil: [DRP, FSCA, RWG]; Naranjal: [KJT]; LR, Babahoyo: [FSCA, RWG, USNM]; Buena Fé: [DRP, FAL, SWD, USNM]; Urdaneta: [JTJ, KJT]; Ventanas: [KJT]; MN, Bolivar: [USNM]; El Carmen: [JTJ, KJT]; Pedernales: [FAL, FSCA, RWG, SWD]; Sucre: [USNM]; SD: [DRP, FAL, FSCA, JJD, JTJ, KJT, RWG, SWD, USNM].

Note: “ Telebasis  nov. sp.” from Guayaquil, Naranjito, Venecia, San Rafael, Chimbo, Bucay, Babahoyo and Quevedo as reported by Campos (1922) are probably all T. brevis  ; we have examined the Babahoyo specimens and they are T. brevis  . Endemic to west slope.

Telebasis carota Kennedy, 1936  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Davies & Tobin (1984), Tsuda (1986, 1991), Bick & Bick (1995), Steinmann (1997a), (H08), (P11), Pinto & Carvalho (2012), (H14); NA: * Kennedy (1936), Garrison (2009); MS: Garrison (2009), Tennessen (2006); PA: * Kennedy (1936 — Holotype ♂: “Oriente: near Partidero, Río Anzu”, [El Partidero, a village on the Río Anzu, two and one-half days’ travel up from the town of Napo], 800m, 11 x 1935, leg. WCM, data from RWG (2009) [UMMZ]), Bridges (1993), Garrison et al. (2003), Tennessen (1998), Garrison (2009); TU: Garrison (2009). Also PER: (H08), Garrison (2009), (P11); plus COL: Bota-Sierra et al. (2018).

Addl. Data. MS, Huamboya: [FAL, FSCA, JJD, KJT, USNM]; Santiago: [FSCA, SWD]; Taisha: [DRP, RWG]; NA, Archidona: [RWG]; Carlos Julio Arsemena Tola: [RWG]; Tena: [FSCA, RWG, USNM]; OR, Loreto: [SWD, SWD]; PA, Mera: [KJT]; Pastaza: [DRP, FSCA, KJT, RWG]; Santa Clara: [RWG]; SU, Shushufindi: [FSCA, KJT]; TU, Baños: [FSCA, RWG].

Telebasis dunklei Bick & Bick, 1995  . Publ. Recs. ECU: (H08), Garrison (2009), (P11), (H14), Bota-Sierra et al. (2015); SU: * Donnelly (1998). Also PER: (H08), (P11); plus COL: (P16).

Addl. Data. SU, Shushufindi: 6 ♂♂, La Selva Lodge; L. Mandicocha and outlet stream (-0.4983, -76.3733, 200m), 25 xi 1997, leg. TWD, det. KJT [ KJT, FSCA, RWG, SWD]; 1 ♂, La Selva, Hyacinth Lake , 2 v 1990, leg. E. Smith, det. WFM [ SWD].

Telebasis flammeola Kennedy, 1936  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Paulson (1983), Davies & Tobin (1984), Tsuda (1986, 1991), Bick & Bick (1995), Steinmann (1997a), (H08), (P11), (H14); NA: Daigle (1996), Garrison (2009); PA: * Kennedy (1936 — Holotype ♂: “Río Yanamanaca, Oriente” Yanamanaca [next Indian village up Río Anzu from Yanamanaca is El Partidero; coordinates for El Partidero] (-1.28, -77.90, 800m), 29 ix 1935, leg. WCM, data provided by RWG [UMMZ]), Bridges (1993), Garrison et al. (2003), Garrison (2009). Also COL: Bota-Sierra et al. (2018).

Addl. Data. NA, Tena: 2 ♂♂, 1 ♀, Río Sinde, pond, 5.3 km E of Puerto Napo (-1.0517, -77.7544, 450m), 22 vii 1996. leg. & det. JJD [JJD, KJT]; 1 ♂, same data but 23 vii 1996, leg. & det. JJD [KJT]; 2 ♂♂, same data but leg. & det. KJT [KJT]; 1 cop. pair, 1 ♂, same data but 12 xi 1997 [KJT, RWG]; 3 ♂♂, same data but 16 x 1988, leg. & det. SWD [SWD]; 2 ♂♂, pool near Río Napo, 3.2 km E of Puerto Napo (-1.0456, -77.7467, 420m), 23 vii 1996, leg. & det. KJT [KJT]; 2 ♂♂, same data but leg. & det. WFM [LSAM,QZAC]; 3 ♂♂, same data but leg. & det. SWD [SWD]; 2 ♂♂, Puerto Napo, 19.1 km E on J.S.B.S. Road, seep, 23 vii 1996, leg. & det. JJD [DRP, FAL]; PA, Santa Clara: 2 ♂♂, paratypes, Yanamanaca [next Indian village up Río Anzu from Yanamanaca is El Partidero; coordi- nates for El Partidero] (-01.28, -77.90, 800m), 29 ix 1935, leg. WCM, det. CHK, from UMMZ [ RWG]; 1 ♂, Santa Clara W – trib. of Río Anzu Río Yanamanaca (-1.28, -77.90, 800m), 20 viii 1935, leg. WCM, det. CHK [FSCA].

Note: Until recently, this species had been reported only along a 50 km stretch of the upper Río Napo and lower Río Anzu, at ponds and marshes near the road between Puerto Napo and J.S.B.S. Lodge which runs along the south bank of the Río Napo.

Telebasis garleppi Ris, 1918  . Publ. Recs. ECU: (H08), (P11); ES: * Daigle et al. (1997), Garrison (2009), (H14). Also CEN, COL: (H08), Garrison (2009), (P11).

Addl. Data. ES, San Lorenzo: 3 ♂♂, [San Antonio], nearby, 36.5 km WNW of Lita on [old] San Lorenzo Hwy., pools/seeps/stream (0.95, -78.6667, 200m), 3 ii 1997, leg. JJD, det. RWG [ JJD]; 1 ♂, same data but leg. & det. WFM [ FSCA, JJD].

Telebasis griffinii ( Martin, 1896)  . Publ. Recs. ECU: ( Paulson, 2009), (H14); NA: Daigle (1996), Garrison (2009); OR: * Bick & Bick (1995 — as “ NA ”. Holotype & Allotype of T. limoncocha  : [Francisco de Orellana], [La Nueva Esperanza] [across Río Napo from] near Primavera “Limoncocha” Río Napo & lake Taracoa (-0.45, -76.77, 300 m), 4 xi 1980, leg. MJW, D. Robinson & H. Smith [FSCA]); Tennessen (1998 — as T. limoncocha  ), Garrison (2009), von Ellenrieder & Garrison (2011); SU: Tennessen (1996b), (L06), Garrison (2009). Also ARG, BRA, COL, PER, TTO, VEN: (L06), Garrison (2009), (P11); plus BOL, CEN: (H08), Garrison (2009), (P11).

Addl. Data. NA, El Chaco: 5 ♂♂, swamp, 52 km NE Chaco on road to Lago Agrio, 18 viii 1980, leg. & det. SWD [ SWD]; Tena: 4 ♂♂, 23 km E of Puerto Napo, J.S. B.S. (400m), 18 x 1988, leg. SWD, det. Bick & Bick [ SWD]; 4 ♂♂, sloughs along Napo River, 3.2 km E of Puerto Napo on J.S.B.S. Road , 23 vii 1996, leg. & det. SWD [ SWD]; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Puerto Napo, 5.3 km E on J.S.B.S. Road, Río Sinde   GoogleMaps, pond upstream (-1.0517, -77.7544, 450m), 13 vii 1996, leg. & det. JJD [ DRP]; 2 ♂♂, 1 ♀, same data but leg. KJT, det. RWG [ FAL, KJT]; 4 ♂♂, 1 ♀, same data but leg. & det. SWD [ SWD]; 2 ♂♂, same data but 22 vii 1996, leg. & det. JJD [ DRP]; 1 ♂, same data but 12 xi 1997, leg. & det. KJT [ KJT]; 2 ♂♂, same data but 23 vii 1996 [ KJT]; 2 ♂♂, same data but leg. & det. SWD [ RWG]; 1 ♂, Río Chinchipino   GoogleMaps, oxbow pond, 27 km E of Puerto Napo (-1.0728, -77.5864, 385m), 13 xi 1997, leg. & det. KJT [ KJT]; OR, Francisco de Orellana: 5 ♂♂, 1 ♀, Laguna Taracoa, Primavera (-0.45, -76.77, 300m), 27 vii 1977, leg. DRP & S. Hills, det. DRP [ DRP]; 5 ♂♂, same data but 26 viii 1980, leg. & det. SWD [ SWD]; 4 ♂♂, 1 cop. pair, trib. of Río Payamino, road to Loreto, 1.7 km W of jct. W Coca Road   GoogleMaps (-0.4367, -77.0017, 258m), 13 vi 1995, leg. & det. KJT [ KJT]; 8 ♂♂, same data but leg. & det. SWD [ FAL, RWG, SWD]; 2 ♂♂, P.N.Y., open swamp along main road, 15 xi 1997, leg. & det. KJT [ KJT]; 1 ♂, pond, Loreto Road , 8.2 km W of Río Payamino ferry, 18 xi 1997, leg. & det. KJT [ KJT]; PA, Pastaza: 3 ♂♂, west branch of Ishpinga-Jacu   GoogleMaps (-2.2167, -77.0666, 500m), 19 ix 1942, leg. WCM, det. RWG, from UMMZ [ FSCA, RWG]; SU, Lago Agrio : 2 ♂♂, swamp, 17 km S of Lago Agrio, 19 viii 1980, leg. & det. SWD [ SWD]; Shushufindi: 1 ♂, Limoncocha   GoogleMaps, palm swamp (-0.4000, -76.6167, 269m), 25 vii 1977, leg. DRP, det. RWG [ DRP]; 5 ♂♂, 1 ♀, same data but 26 vii 1977, leg. DRP & S. Hills [ DRP]; 1 ♂, same data but lake shore around lake, 24 viii 1978, leg. KWK, det. RWG [ RWG]; 1 ♂, same data but swamp canal, 25 viii 1980, leg. SWD, det. RWG [ RWG]; 2 paratype tan. pairs, same data but 23 viii 1980, det. Bick & Bick [ SWD]; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, cop. pair, [Limoncocha] [about 40 km E] or 100 km E of Coca [on Río Napo], Lago Garzacocha, La Selva Jungle Lodge   GoogleMaps (-0.4819, -76.3733, 235m), 12 x 1988, leg. & det. SWD [ RWG, SWD]; 3 ♂♂, 1 ♀, La Selva, 100 km E Coca, Manicocha   GoogleMaps, shady forest rivulet (-0.4983, -76.3733, 262m), 12 x 1988, leg. SWD, det. R, Garrison [ RWG]; 1 ♂, pond, Limoncocha Road , 15.7 km S of Shushufindi Road, 19 vii 1996, leg. & det. KJT [ KJT].

Note: Many specimens, especially in the FSCA, are labeled T. limoncocha Bick & Bick, 1995  .

Telebasis inalata (Calvert, 1961)  . Publ. Recs. ECU: (H08), (P11), (H14), Bota-Sierra et al. (2015); GY: Garrison (2009); MN: * Bick & Bick (1995), Garrison (2009); LR: Garrison (2009); SU: Garrison (2009). Also BOL, PER: (H08), (L06), Garrison (2009), (P11); plus ARG: (L06), Garrison (2009), (P11) and COL (P16).

Addl. Data. EO, Machala: [KJT]; Santa Rosa: [KJT]; GY, Duran: [FSCA, JTJ, KJT]; Naranjal: [DRP, FSCA, RWG]; LR, Babahoyo: [FSCA, RWG]; MN, Bolivar: [RWG, USNM]; El Carmen: [JTJ, KJT]; Pedernales: [KJT]; Tosagua: [RWG]; SU, Lago Agrio: [USNM]; Shushufindi: [DRP, FSCA, RWG, SWD, USNM].

Telebasis livida Kennedy, 1936  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Paulson (1983), Davies & Tobin (1984), Tsuda (1986, 1991), Bick & Bick (1995), Steinmann (1997a), (H08), (P11), (H14). NA: * Kennedy (1936 — Holotype: [Carlos Julio Arosemena Tola], “between Río Ila and Río Pupuyaca”, Río Ila/ Pupuyacu (-0.2000, -77.8333, 800m), xi 1934, leg. WCM, data provided by RWG [UMMZ]), Bridges (1993), Tennessen (1996b), Daigle (1996), Garrison et al. (2003), Garrison (2009). Also PER: Garrison (2009), (P11); plus BOL: (H08), (P11).

Addl. Data. NA, Tena: 12 ♂♂, J.S.B.S., 23 km E Puerto Napo, tropical wet forest, ponds nearby (-1.0500, - 77.7833, 450m), 18 x 1988, leg. & det. SWD [FAL, FSCA, KJT, RWG, SWD]; 2 cop. pairs, 2 ♂♂, Puerto Napo, 5.3 km E at on Jatun Sacha Road, Río Sinde swamp and pond approx. ½ km upstream (-1.0517, -77.7544, 450m), 13 vii 1996, leg. & det. KJT [KJT]; 3 cop. pairs, 1 ♂, same data but 12 xi 1997 [KJT, RWG]; 1 ♂, same data but leg. & det. WFM [FSCA, QZAC, USNM]; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, same data but 2 vii 1996, leg. & det. JJD [DRP, JJD]; OR, Francisco de Orellana: 1 cop. pair, Puerto   GoogleMaps Francisco de Orellana, 1.7 km W on Loreto Road   GoogleMaps from Coca-Sachas Road   GoogleMaps, stream, pools and flowing shallow marsh (-0.4367, -77.0017, 258m), 13 vi 1995, leg. & det. WFM [ FSCA]; 1 cop. pair, Puerto   GoogleMaps Francisco de Orellana, 12.3 km W on road to Loreto from Coca-Sachas Road, pond (-0.4750, -77.0747, 290m), 13 vi 1995, leg. & det. WFM [ FSCA]; 1 tan. pair, same data but leg. & det. SWD [ SWD].

Telebasis obsoleta ( Selys, 1876)  . Publ. Recs. ECU: (L06), (H08), (P11), (H14), Bota-Sierra et al. (2015); OR: * Tennessen (1996b — as Helveciagrion chirihuanum  from NA), Daigle (1996 — as H. chirihuanum  ); SU: Donnelly (1998), Garrison (2009). Also BOL, BRA, PER: (L06), (H08), (P11); plus ARG, PRY: Garrison (2009), (P11); and COL (P16).

Addl. Data. OR, Francisco de Orellana: 2 ♂♂, Puerto   GoogleMaps Francisco de Orellana 1.7 km W on Loreto Road   GoogleMaps from Coca-Sachas Road   GoogleMaps, stream, pools & flowing shallow marsh (-0.4367, -77.0017, 258m), 13 vi 1995, leg. & det. WFM [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, same data but leg. & det. KJT [ KJT]; 1 tan. pair, 4 ♂♂, same data but leg. & det. SWD [ JJD, SWD]; SU, Lago Agrio: 1 ♂, swamp, 17 km S of Lago Agrio, 19 viii 1980, leg. & det. SWD [ SWD]; Shushufindi: 7 ♂♂, Shushufindi   GoogleMaps, 15.7 km S on Limoncocha Road   GoogleMaps, marshy stream and pond (-0.2219, -76.6478, 253m), 19 vii 1996, leg. & det. WFM [ FSCA, LSAM, QZAC, RWG, USNM]; 4 ♂♂, same data but leg. & det. SWD [ SWD]; 4 ♂♂, Limon- cocha (-0.4000, -76.6167, 269m), 3–16 vi 1977, leg. P. Spangler & D. Givens, det. RWG [ RWG, USNM]; 4 ♂♂, 1 ♀, same data but lake edge, 27 xii 1971, leg. D. Pearson, det. DRP [ DRP, FSCA]; 4 ♂♂, same data but 23 vii 1977 [ DRP]; 3 ♂♂, 1 ♀, same data but 26 vii 1977; 1 ♂, same data but 29 viii 1978, leg. KWK, det. RWG [ RWG]; 1 ♂, same data but Río Napo, 14 xi 1980, leg. & det. MJW [ FSCA]; 7 ♂♂, same data but 25 xi 1980 [ FSCA]; 2 ♂♂, 1 ♀, same data but 25 viii 1980, leg. SWD, det. L. Gloyd [ SWD]; 6 ♂♂, Shushufindi, pond, Limoncocha Road   GoogleMaps, 2 km S of Yamaramsuku School, 19 vii 1996, leg. & det. KJT [ KJT]; 4 ♂♂, N of La Selva Lodge   GoogleMaps, Lago Mandicocha   GoogleMaps & outlet stream “coca” -about 100 km E on Río   GoogleMaps Napo (-0.4983, -76.3733, 200m), 25 xi 1997, leg. & det. TWD [ FSCA, SWD]; 1 ♂, La Selva, Hyacinth Lake   GoogleMaps, 13 vi 1992, leg. E. Smith, det. WFM [ SWD].

Note: Many specimens in various collections were initially identified as and may be still labeled Helveciagrion chirihuanum ( Calvert, 1909)  .

Telebasis rubricauda Bick & Bick, 1995  . Publ. Recs. ECU: *(L06), (H08), (P11), (H14); OR: * Tennessen (1996b — as NA), Garrison (2009 — as NA), Tennessen (1998), von Ellenrieder & Garrison (2011); SU: Donnelly (1998). Also BOL, BRA, PER, VEN: (L06), (H08), (G09), (P11); plus COL (P16).

Addl. Data. OR, Francisco   GoogleMaps de Orellana: 5 tan. pairs, 3 ♂♂, 1 ♀, sandy stream & marshes, 1.7 km W jct Coca Road on Loreto Road (-0.4367, -77.0017, 258m), 13 vi 1995, leg. & det. SWD [ FAL, JJD, SWD, USNM]; 1 tan. pair, 6 ♂♂, 1 ♀, same data but 1 ♂, leg. & det. KJT [ FAL, KJT, RWG]; 4 cop. pairs, 4 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, same data but leg. & det. WFM [ FSCA, QZAC, USNM]; 2 ♂♂, same data but 18 xi 1997 [ FSCA, QZAC]; 1 ♀, same data but leg. & det. KJT [ KJT]; 6 ♂♂, same data but leg. & det. TWD; 2 ♂♂, Puerto Francisco de Orellana 8.2 km W on road to Loreto from Coca-Sachas Road, pond (-0.4578, -77.0381, 288m), 18 xi 1997, leg. & det. WFM [ QZAC, USNM]; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, same data but leg. JJD, det. RWG [ JJD]; 3 ♂♂, Puerto Francisco de Orellana 11.8 km W on Loreto Road, large pond (-0.4742, -77.0583, 285m), 18 xi 1997, leg. & det. WFM [ FSCA, QZAC, USNM]; 2 ♂♂, same data but leg. & det. TWD [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, Puerto Francisco de Orellana 12.3 km W on road to Loreto from Coca-Sachas Road, pond (-0.4750, -77.0747, 290m), 13 vi 1995, leg. & det. WFM [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, same data but leg. & det. KJT [ KJT]; 1 ♂, same data but leg. & det. SWD [ SWD]; 1 ♂, ♀, pond on Coca-Loreto road (-0.4750, -77.0747, 290m), 18 xi 1997, leg. & det. TWD [ SWD]; 1 ♂, P.N.Y., pond at Río Tiputini   GoogleMaps (-0.6101, -76.4676, 200m), 17 xi 1997, leg. & det. TWD [ FSCA]; Loreto: 3 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, Loreto, E on road to Coca (-0.5125, -77.1511, 400 m), 18 xi 1997, leg. & det. TWD [ FSCA, SWD]; SU, Shushufindi: La Selva Lodge; Lake Mandicocha   GoogleMaps and outlet stream (-0.4983, -76.3733, 200m), 25 xi 1997, leg. & det. TWD [ SWD].

Telebasis versicolor Fraser, 1946  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Machado (2010), (P11), (H14); OR: *Garrison (2009 — as NA), von Ellenrieder & Garrison (2011). Also COL: (H08), Garrison (2009), (P11), (P&P); plus PER (P16).

Addl. Data. OR, Francisco de Orellana: 3 ♂, Reserva Etnica Waorani, 1 km S Onkone Gare Camp, Transect Ent. Fogged Lot   GoogleMaps # 927 (-0.6528, -76.4333, 220m), 7 x 1994, leg. T. Erwin, det. RWG. [ RWG, USNM]; Río Shiripuno, Shiripuno   GoogleMaps Lodge, 26 km SE of Shiripuno bridge (-1.1047, -76.7317, 235m), data provided by WAH & DLW; Loreto: 2 ♂♂, forest pool about 12 km NE of Loreto   GoogleMaps, (0.6215, -77.2601), 3 xi 2013, leg. & det. KJT [ FSCA]; SU, Shushufindi: small ponds and tributaries of Río Shushufindi   GoogleMaps, 2 km W of Shushufindi on oil pipeline road (-0.1810, -76.6920, 265m), data provided by WAH & DLW; 11 km NNE of Tarapoa, large non-flowing laguna below high bridge N of Cuyabeno village   GoogleMaps and deep muddy pool bordered by forest (-0.0270, -76.3179, 230m), data provided by WAH & DLW.

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

UMMZ

University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology

SU

Stanford University

LSAM

Louisiana State Arthropod Museum

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History