Lestes Leach in Brewster, 1815,

Mauffray, William F. & Tennessen, Kenneth J., 2019, A Catalogue and Historical Study of the Odonata of Ecuador, Zootaxa 4628 (1), pp. 1-265: 87-89

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Lestes Leach in Brewster, 1815
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Lestes Leach in Brewster, 1815 

Long, slender damselflies, usually with blue and black markings, adults perch at an angle on stems and twigs ( Fig. 47View FIGURE 47). Four species are known in Ecuador. No single reference addresses the South American species of Lestes  ; for identification of the Ecuador species, we recommend consulting Westfall & May (2006), Heckman (2008) and the papers in which the original species descriptions appeared as listed below. Lestes  breed in vegetated pools, ponds and small lakes, occasionally in very slow areas of sluggish streams.

Lestes apollinaris Navás, 1934  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Calvert (1907), Soukop (1954), Paulson (1983), Tsuda (1986) — all as Lestes henshawi  ; * Donnelly (1996), (P11), (H14); MS: Tennessen (2006); NA: Tennessen (1996b), Daigle (1996); PA: Kennedy (1942b— ♀ described as L. henshawi  . Also COL, PER, VEN: (H08), (P16).

Addl. Data. MS, Morona: 1 ♂, rocky stream and seeps, 22.5 km W of Macas on Guamote Road , 18 ix 2005, leg. & det. JJD [ JJD]; NA, Archidona: 1 ♂, stream 12.5 km N of Narupa, Baeza-Tena road (-0.67, -77.78, 1585m), 14 vii 1996, leg. & det. JJD [ JJD]; 1 ♂, same data but leg. & det. WFM [ QZAC]; 1 ♂, same data but leg. & det. SWD [ RWG]; Quijos; 1 ♂, [Bermejo], 10.6 km S of Baeza on Hwy. 45 near Bermejo   GoogleMaps, seepage marsh (-0.5083, -77.8789, 1800m), 14 vi 1995, leg. & det. WFM [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, same data but 16 vi 1995, leg. & det. KJT [ KJT]; 1 cop. pair, same data but 24 vii 1996, leg. & det. KJT [ KJT]; 7 ♂♂, Baeza   GoogleMaps 4.8–5.0 km S, small clear streams and seeps (-0.4761, -77.8711, 1830m), 20 xi 1997, leg. & det. WFM [ FSCA, QZAC, USNM]; 3 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, same data but leg. & det. KJT [ KJT]; 1 ♂, same data but 16 x 2009, leg. & det. JTJ [ JTJ]; OR, Loreto: 1 ♀, Loreto 38.9 km W on road to Narupa   GoogleMaps, pond (-0.7411, -77.5569, 988m), 14 vi 1995, leg. & det. WFM [ FSCA].

Note: All records are from the east slope. Originally confused with L. henshawi  , but the true L. henshawi  is recorded only from Costa Rica ( Donnelly 1996).

Lestes forficula Rambur, 1842  . Publ. Recs. ECU: (H14); GY: * Campos (1922), Calvert (1928); EO: Campos (1927); LJ: Tennessen & Johnson (2008). Also ARG, BRA, CEN, GUF, PER, VEN: (H08), (P16); Plus TTO: (P16); plus GUY: (H08) and COL: P&P (P11).

Addl. Data. EO, Machala: 1 ♂, borrow pit pond, Hwy. 25, S of Machala (-3.4750, -79.9778), 10 iv 2008, leg. & det. KJT [FSCA]; Santa Rosa: 2 ♂♂, stream and associated pond, wetland about 12 km E of Arenillas, Hwy. 25 (-3.5244, -79.9831, 30m), 29 iii 2008, leg. & det. JTJ [JTJ]; 1 ♂, borrow pit, Hwy. 25 S of Santa Rosa (-3.4750, - 79.9778, 20m), 10 iv 2008, leg. & det. JTJ [JTJ]; GY, Daule: 2 ♂♂, Daule, Nobol (5.5 km N), 30m, 1 xii 1978, leg. P. Spangler & J. Anderson, det.? [USNM]; Duran: 1 ♂, Hwy. E40, ditch complex E of Duran (-2.1586, -79.7828), 20 ii 2010, leg. & det. KJT [FSCA]; Guayaquil: 3 ♂♂, 1 ♀, Guayaquil (-2.20, -79.90, 8m), iii vi, leg. F. Campos, det.? [FSCA]; 1 ♂, same data but iv 1904 [FSCA]; N aranjal: 1 ♂, Cerro Mas Vale E on Hwy. Río Churute (-2.42, -79.67, 9m), 10 ii 2001, leg. & det. F. Sibley [FSCA]; LJ, Loja: 1 ♂, 1 cop. pair, pond, entrance to Podocarpus Nat. Pk.(-4.0911, -79.2025, 2475m), 6 iv 2008, leg. & det. KJT [FSCA]; 1 cop. pair, same data but leg. & det. JTJ [JTJ].

Note: Confined to Pacific slope.

Lestes jerrelli Tennessen, 1998  . Publ. Recs. ECU: (H08), (P11), (H14); OR: Loreto: * Tennessen (1998 —as “ NA ”, Holotype & Allotype: 1 cop. pair, 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. WFM FSCA]); PA: Tennessen (1998). Also PER, VEN: (P11).

Addl. Data. NA, Tena: 4 ♂♂, 1 ♀, Puerto Napo 5.3 km E on J.S.B.S. Road, Río Sinde, pond upstream (-1.0517, -77.7544, 450m), 13 vii 1996, leg. & det. JJD [FSCA]; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, same data but leg. & det. SWD [RWG]; 1 ♂, same data but 16 x 1988, leg. SWD, det. WFM [SWD]; 2 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, same data but leg. & det. JJD [DRP, FAL, JJD, RWG]; 2 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, same data but 22 vii 1996 [JJD]; OR, Francisco de Orellana: 4 ♂♂, 1 ♀, trib. of Río Payamino, road to Loreto, 1.7 km W of jct. with Coca Road (-0.4367, -77.0017, 258m), 13 vi 1995, leg. & det. KJT [KJT]; 1 ♂, same data but leg. & det. WFM [USNM]; 2 tan. pairs, 1 ♂, 1 ♀, same data but leg. SWD, det. WFM [SWD]; 3 cop. pairs, 1 paratype cop. pair, 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, QZAC]; 3 ♂♂, same data but leg. & det. KJT [KJT]; 2 tan. pairs, 1 ♂, same data but leg. SWD, det. WFM [SWD]; PA, Pastaza: 2 ♂♂, Cuasha just N of Río Pastaza bridge, 90.5 km N of Sucua, small forested stream (-1.88, -77.80, 915m), 9 xi 1997, leg. & det. WFM [FSCA, LSAM]; 1 ♂, pond about 3 km N of Comunidad Chuwitayo, S of Puyo, 9 xi 1997, leg. & det. KJT [KJT].

Note: Confined to East slope.

Lestes tenuatus Rambur, 1842  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Tsuda (1986, 1991), Paulson (1983, 2011), Steinmann (1997a), (H14); GY: * Ris (1918), Campos (1922), EO: Campos (1927). Also CEN, COL, SUR, VEN: (H08), (P11); Plus TTO (P11).

Addl. Data. GY, Daule: 1 ♀, Daule (-1.85, -79.98, 9m), x 1987, leg. G. Onore, det. WFM [FSCA]; Guayaquil: 1 ♀, Puna Vieja (-2.97, -80.18, 30m), leg. F. Campos, det. MJW [ANSP]; 1 ♂, Guayaquil vicinity, iii 1911, leg. F. Campos, det. P. Calvert [FSCA]; 1 ♂, Isla Puna, Puerto Grande, ii 1936, leg. F. Campos, det. WFM [FSCA]; Naranjal: 1 ♂, 1 ♀, San Rafael, iii iv, leg. F. Campos, det. P. Calvert [FSCA]; LR, Urandeta: 1 ♂, ditches/pools 2.8 km E of Hwy. E25 from km marker 98 (-1.5217, -79.5000, 35m), 21 ii 2010, leg. & det. JTJ [JTJ]; MN, El Carmen: 4 ♂♂, borrow pit lake, 18 km NW of El Carmen, 2 iii 2010, leg. & det. JJD [JJD]; Pedernales: 1 ♂, small stream about 2 km E of Pedernales (0.0836, -80.0139, 90m), 28 ii 2010, leg. & det. KJT [KJT].

Note: A Pacific slope species, apparently at relatively low elevations. Campos (1922) listed three specimens as Lestes  sp. from GY, Milagro: Hacienda Venecia de Chimbo. These specimens could not be located but were probably either L. forficula  or L. tenuatus  .

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Odonata

Family

Lestidae