Megaloprepus Rambur, 1842,

Mauffray, William F. & Tennessen, Kenneth J., 2019, A Catalogue and Historical Study of the Odonata of Ecuador, Zootaxa 4628 (1), pp. 1-265: 76-78

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Megaloprepus Rambur, 1842
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Megaloprepus Rambur, 1842 

The largest damselfly in the world; wings wide, tips subapically black with blue reflections plus a variable white mark ( Fig. 40View FIGURE 40). The genus is monotypic, although size and coloration is variable among populations. This large spe- cies breeds in water-filled tree holes, including stumps.

Megaloprepus caerulatus (Drury, 1782)  . Publ. Recs. ECU: * Selys (1876, 1886), Calvert (1906), Paulson (1983), Tsuda (1986, 1991), (P11), (H14). EO: Campos (1927); GY: * Campos (1922). Also BOL, CEN, COL, GUY, PER, VEN: (H08), (P11).

Addl. Data. ES, San Lorenzo: 1 ♂, Playa de Oro, primary forest (220 m) 30 vii 1998, leg. T. Enriquez, det. DRP [DRP-FSCA]; GY, Naranjito: 1 ♀, Naranjito (-2.17, -79.47, 30m), iv, leg. F. Campos, det.? [FSCA]; LR, Buena Fé: 1 ♀, Río Palenque Biological Sta., 47 km S Santo Domingo de los Colorados (-0.5500, -79.3667, 151m), 28 ii 1977, leg. H. Real, det. SWD & RWG [RWG]; 1 ♀, [Consumulo] S Río Palenque (-0.58, -79.35, 175m), 13 vi 1974, leg. J. Longino, det. MJW[FSCA]; Quevedo: 1 ♀, Quevedo, Río Palenque (-1.03, -79.43, 100m), 23 v 1976, leg. T. Emmel, det. GHB [FSCA]; NA, Tena: 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Río Verde Yacu (-0.7167, -77.9667, 695m), 4 iv 1984, leg. H. Real, det. RWG [RWG]; PC, Quito: sight record, 1♂, upper Mashpi road, Río Huaycuyacu above waterfall (0.1952, -78.8657, 850m), 2 ix 2018, det. KJT; SD: 1 ♀, Santo Domingo de los Colorados, 12 km E on Hwy. 30 near Hotel Tinalandia (-0.30, -79.67, 671m), 13 v 85, leg. J. Nation, det. MJW [ FSCA]; ZA: Zamora: Estacion Scientifica San Franzisco, Copalinga blue trail, stream, 1000–1900m, no date provided, leg. & det. C. Willigalla.

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Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology