Heteropodagrion Selys, 1885

Mauffray, William F. & Tennessen, Kenneth J., 2019, A Catalogue and Historical Study of the Odonata of Ecuador, Zootaxa 4628 (1), pp. 1-265: 84-87

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Heteropodagrion Selys, 1885
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Heteropodagrion Selys, 1885 

A poorly known genus; with five species recorded for Ecuador; the group is in need of further study. See Garrison & von Ellenrieder (2005), Pérez-Gutiérrez & Montes-Fontalvo (2011c) and Daigle (2014) for identification. Adults perch for most of the day in dark shade with wings together ( Fig. 45View FIGURE 45), being difficult to spot. Nymphs live in sheet flow on nearly vertical rocks at the edges of small, forested, mountainous streams (Tennessen 2010).

* Heteropodagrion croizati Pérez-Gutiérrez & Montes-Fontalvo, 2011  . Publ. Recs. COL Pérez- Gutiérrez & Montes-Fontalvo (2011c).

Addl. Data. NA, Tena: Road to Pulini, 21 km SE of Tena, 1.8 km S of road junction, small forest stream, sand and mud with deep holes, over steep-walled creek in forest (-1.0820, -77.6500, 415m), 22 i 2011, leg. R. Vargus, WAH & Fred Morrison, det. KJT [WAH].

Heteropodagrion nigripes Daigle, 2014  . Publ. Recs. * Daigle (2014 — Holotype ♂: MS, Limón Indanza: stream, Hwy. 45, 25.3 km N of Indanza (-2.8570, -78.3700, 810m), 7 xi 1997, leg. & det. JJD [FSCA]; Huamboya: * Daigle (2014); Morona: * Daigle (2014); PA, Mera: * Daigle (2014).

Heteropodagrion sanguinipes Selys. 1885  . Publ. Recs. ECU: (* Selys 1885 — Holotype ♀: lost, Syntypes “Quito” 2 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, [Quito], Quito (-0.2167, -78.5, 2763m), leg.? [IRSNB]), Bridges (1993 —Type-?), Karsch (1891a—as Neuragrion mysticum  , Type L= Ecuador), Bridges (1993), Paulson (1983), Davies & Tobin (1984), Tsuda (1986, 1991), Steinmann (1997a—also as “ N. mysticum  ”), (P11), (H14—also as N. mysticum  ); Cotapaxi Province: Garrison & von Ellenrieder (2005); PC: Selys (1886), Kirby (1890), Campos (1922), Garrison & von Ellenrieder (2005) SD: Tennessen (2010—nymph description).

Addl. Data. CT, Pangua: 2 ♂♂, 75 km E of Quevedo, spring seep (-0.93, -79.22, about 900m), 12 v 1975, leg. P. J. Spangler, det. RWG [USNM]; Sigchos: 11 ♂♂, 4 ♀♀, San Francisco de las Pampas Otonga Reserve, Orillas del Río Las Damas (-0.42, -79.0, 1600m), 2 ii 1999, leg. L. Torres, det. JJD [QZAC]; 2 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, same data but 5 ii 1999 [QZAC]; 1 ♂, same data but 12 iii 1999 [QZAC]; 2 ♂♂, same data but 19 iii 1999 [QZAC]; 1 ♀, same data but Orillas del Río Esmeraldas (-0.43, -79.0, 1400m), 6 ii 1999, leg. E. Tapia, det. JJD [QZAC]; 2 ♂♂, same data but forest of Mr. Tapia property, 14 v 1999, leg. E. Tapia [QZAC]; 1 ♀, same data but in station near tube of water (-0.42, -79.0, 1800m), 24 v 1999, leg. L. Torres, det.? [QZAC]; 1 ♂, same data but in station near the small house, 30 iv 1999, leg. T. Enriquez, det.? [QZAC]; 2 ♂♂, same data but on border of Las Damas River (-0.42, - 79.0W, 1450m), 30 iv 1999, leg. L. Torres, det.? [QZAC]; 1 ♂, same data but on road at 6 m of Z River (1500m), 1 v 1999 [QZAC]; PC, Mejía: 1 ♀, Cornejo Astorga, 3.5 km W, stream (-0.0556, -78.7714, 1520m), 16 vii 1977, leg. DRP, det. RWG [DRP]; San Miguel Bancos: 10 ♂♂, 2.3 km S of Tandayapa (-0.0144, -78.6803, 1250m), 6 ix 1990, leg. OSF, det. SWD [RWG, SWD, USNM]; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Tandayapa, spring trickle in secondary forest (-0.0167, -78.7667, 1700m), 6 v 2009, leg. & det. WAH [RWG]; 1 ♀, Mindo, Bosque Protector Mindo Nambillo (-0.0556, -78.7714, 1244m), 28 i 2009, leg. & det. RWG & NVE [RWG]; SD: 2 ♂♂, about 84 km SW of Quito, Chiriboga Road, 9 vii 1990, leg. OSF, det. SWD [USNM]; 1 ♂, stream, Hwy. E30 at km marker 61, E of La Unión del Toachi (-0.5003, -78.8700, 1210m), 26 ii 2010, leg. & det. KJT [KJT]; 4 ♂♂, same data but 27 ii 2010 [KJT]; 2 ♂♂, same data but 25 ii 2010, leg. & det. JTJ [JTJ]; 1 ♂, same but, 26 ii 2010 [JTJ]; 1 ♂, 2 ♀♀, same data but 27 ii 2010; leg. & det. JJD [JJD]; 2 ♂♂, same data but leg. & det. JJD [FSCA]; 1 ♂, small waterfall stream, km marker 70.5, E of Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Hwy. E30 (-0.3139, -78.9417, 910m), 27 ii 2010, leg. & det. KJT [KJT]; 2 ♂♂, same data but leg. & det. JTJ [JTJ]; 2 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, same data but leg. & det. JJD [JTJ].

Note: Endemic to Ecuador’s Pacific slope.

* Heteropodagrion superbum Ris, 1918  . Publ. Recs. COL ( Ris 1918); plus PAN (H08).

Addl. Data. BO, Caluma: 2 ♂♂, 1 ♀, Caluma, 11 km E of stream, waterfall (-1.5764, -79.1919, 890m), 5 iii 2010, leg. & det. KJT [KJT]; PC, Mejía: 1 ♂, Manuel Cornejo, 2.3 km S of Tandapi, waterfalls (-0.43, -78.78, 1738m), 6 x 1990, leg. OSF, det. JJD [FSCA].

Note: Garrison et al. (2010) suggested that H. superbum  may be a junior synonym of H. sanguinipes  . We elect to retain it here as a valid species until further studies warrant otherwise.

Heteropodagrion varipes Daigle, 2014  . MS, Morona: Daigle (2014 — Holotype ♂, Macas 20.3 km W on Gua- mote Rd, 0.6 km W on Río Albanico, two rocky waterfall streams (-2.2475, -78.2067, 1536m), 18 ix 05, leg. JJD [FSCA]). Note: All known specimens were collected along the road between Macas and Guamote at small waterfalls.

Heteropodagrion  unresolved: CT, Pujili: 2 ♂♂, 75 km E of Quevedo   GoogleMaps, spring seep (-0.9333, -79.2167, 900m), 12 v 1975, leg. P.J. Spangler, det. RWG [ USNM]; 1 ♂, 66 km E of Quevedo , spring seep (-1.02, -79.48, 1325m), 15 i 1978, leg. P. J. Spangler et al., det. RWG [ USNM]; PA, Mera: 1 ♂, Abitagua, Río Pastaza watershed (-1.45, -78.15, 1200m), 2 x 1936, leg. WCM, det. RWG [UMMZ]; 1 ♂, Abitagua, on playa of Pastaza at mouth of Río Guiller- mina (-1.45, -78.15, 1200m), 3 vii 1941, leg. WCM, det. RWG [USNM]; 2 ♂♂, Abitagua, Mayorga’s playa (-1.45, -78.15, 1200m), 6 vi 1941, leg. WCM, det. RWG [UMNZ].

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