Heliocharis Selys, 1853

Mauffray, William F. & Tennessen, Kenneth J., 2019, A Catalogue and Historical Study of the Odonata of Ecuador, Zootaxa 4628 (1), pp. 1-265: 79-80

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Heliocharis Selys, 1853
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Heliocharis Selys, 1853 

A monotypic genus of large, blue and green damseflies that from a distance resemble slender gomphids ( Fig. 42View FIGURE 42). For identification see Dunkle (1991b). Adults perch on large leaves in sunny spots above flowing water. The wings flash multi-colored irridescence during flight. The nymphs live in root masses along the banks of small forested streams.

Heliocharis amazona Selys, 1853  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Silsby (2001), (L05), (H08), (P11), (H14); NA: * Dunkle (1991b), Daigle (1996); OR: Tennessen (1998), von Ellenrieder & Garrison (2011). Also ARG, BOL, BRA, COL, GUF, GUY, PER, PRY, SUR, VEN: (H08), (P11).

Addl. Data. NA, Tena: 1 ♂, 1 ♀, [Puerto Napo], Río Napo [presumably Puerto Napo] (-1.04, -77.78, 436m), iii 1937, leg. WCM, det. SWD [ FSCA]; 2 ♂♂, [Puerto Napo], [upstream near jct with Río Mulatos], Jatun Yacu Río Napo watershed (-1.05, -77.98, 700m), xii 1934, leg. WCM, det. SWD [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, same data but 18 iv 1935 [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, same data but 12 ii 1937 [ FSCA]; 1 ♀, same data but iii 1937 [ FSCA]; 1 ♀, [Puerto Napo], upstream of off Río Jatun Yacu Río Lloquillin—as   GoogleMaps “Llupulin Creek” (-1.0935, -77.9305, 541m), i 1935, leg. WCM, det. SWD [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, Puerto Napo 11.2 km E of Hwy. 45 on J.S.B.S. Road, Río Tiyuyacu   GoogleMaps (-1.0516, -77.7017, 400m), 23 vii 1996, leg. & det. WFM [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, stream 14.6 km E of Puerto Napo, 23 vii 1996, leg. & det. JJD [ JJD]; 7 ♂♂, Río Chinchipino   GoogleMaps, 27 km E of Puerto   GoogleMaps Napo (-1.0728, -77.5864, 385m), 22–23 vii 1996, leg. & det. KJT [ KJT]; 1 ♂, same data but 13 xi 1997 [ KJT]; 4 ♂♂, same data but leg. & det. TWD [ SWD]; OR, Francisco de Orellana: 1 ♂, slow stream, 6.4 km down Waorani Road, P.N.Y., 16 xi 1997, leg. & det. KJT; Loreto: 1 ♂, forest stream about 12 km NE of Loreto (-0.6217, -77.2600, 365m), 12 x 2009, leg. & det. KJT [ KJT]; PA, Aranjuno: 2 ♂♂, 1 ♀, Aranjuno upstream—SSW Río Aranjuno   GoogleMaps headwaters (-1.3000, -77.8010, 1000m), 26–27 iv 1941, leg. WCM, det. SWD [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, same data but 30 x 1941 [ FSCA]; Pastaza: 2 ♂♂, 1 ♀, Puyo, Río Churi Yacu, downstream near mouth at Río Puyo (-1.47, -78.00, 900m), 22–27 iii 1941, leg. WCM, det. SWD [FSCA]; SU, Lago Agrio: adults, Santa Cecilia, Río Francisco de Orellana, 25–31 iii 1969, leg. P. Spangler, det.? [ USNM]; 1 ♂, [ El Ono , about 8 km N], 26 km S of Lago Agrio, stream, 19 viii 1980, leg. KWK, det. SWD [ KWK]; Shushufindi: 1 ♂, Limoncocha , forest stream, 16 ii 1972; leg. D. Pearson, det. DRP [ DRP]; 4 ♂♂, same data but 6–17 iii 1972 [ DRP, FSCA]; TU, Baños: 1 ♀, Río Pastaza watershed, 20 xi 1936, leg. WCM, det. SWD [FSCA].

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History