Cora 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: 104-106

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Cora Selys, 1853 

Large to mid-sized wary damselflies with clear wings (some species have brilliant blue reflective patches in the wings) and either a mostly bright blue and black striped thorax or an olive-drab and dark brown striped thorax ( Fig. 55View FIGURE 55). Of the 22 known species, eight occur in Ecuador, most of which are very poorly known—further surveys for these rare damselflies is highly recommended. There is potential for at least one new species. A key for species identification was provided by Bick & Bick (1990a). Habitat is mostly small, heavily to partly shaded streams.

Cora confusa Kennedy, 1940  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Paulson (1983), Davies & Tobin (1984), Tsuda (1986, 1991), Bick & Bick (1990a), Steinmann (1997a), (H08), (P11), (H14); PA: * Kennedy (1940 — Holotype & Allotype: “upper Río Pastaza, Oriente” [Mera:] Abitagua (-1.45, -78.15, 1200m), 1 x 1939, leg. WCM, det. CHK, data provided by RWG [UMMZ]), Montgomery (1967), Bridges (1993), Garrison et al. (2003). Also COL: (P16).

Addl. Data. PA, Mera: 1 ♂, [Mera] W at Abitagua [GPS & elevation from Brown (1941)], (-1.45, -78.15, 1300m), xii 1948, leg. WCM, det. CHK [FSCA].

Note: Abitagua is the only known location in Ecuador; no specimens have been collected since 1948.

Cora dorado Bick & Bick, 1991  . Publ. Recs. ECU: (H08), (P11), (H14); TU: * Bick & Bick (1991 — Holotype: Yungula, where Río Blanco flows into Río Pastaza (-1.24, -78.20, 1700–1900m), 19 ix 1936, leg. WCM [UMMZ]; same data but Allotype: 15 ix 1937 [UMMZ]), Bridges (1993), Garrison et al. (2003).

Note: Ecuador endemic; known only from the type locality.

Cora dualis McLachlan, 1878  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Kirby (1890), Davies & Tobin (1984), Tsuda (1986, 1991), Paulson (1983), Steinmann (1997a), (H08), (P11), (H14); IM: * McLachlan (1878 —Type series 3 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀: [Cotacachi], “Intag” Apuela, NE on Apuela-Cuicocha Road, along Río Intag and tributaries between 1800–2800m (0.3588, -78.4509 at jct of Río Intag and tributary), data provided by RWG [BMNH]), Selys (1879), Campos (1922), Montgomery (1967), Kimmins (1970 —designated the Lectotype [BMNH]), Bridges (1993), Paulson (2011).

Note: Ecuador endemic; all references apparently refer to the original type series ( Bick & Bick, 1990a). We did not find this species during a recent search in the Intag area ( Mauffray & Tennessen 2018).

Cora inca Selys, 1854  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Davies & Tobin (1984), Tsuda (1986, 1991), De Marmels (1999), Paulson (1983), (H08), (P11), (H14); NA: Tennessen (1998); PC: *Selys (1873a—types, “Quito” [BMNH, IRSN]), Hagen (1877 —as “probably C. brasilinensis  ”), McLachlan (1878), Kirby (1890), Campos (1922), Montgomery (1967), Bridges (1993); MS: Tennessen (2006); PA: Bick & Bick (1990a), (L05), Tennessen & Johnson (2008). Also BRA, COL, VEN: (L05), (H08), (P11).

Addl. Data. CT, Sigchos: 1 ♂, San Francisco de las Pampas Otongo Reserve, Río Las Damas Epoca Illuviosa, Bosque virgen (-0.45, -79.0, 1900m), 10 ix 1997, leg. E. Tapia, det. WFM [QZAC]; IM, Cotacachi: 6 ♂♂, Santa Rosa, La Florida Reserve, Cock of the Rock Trail, Quebrada El Placer (0.3603, -78.4791, 1862m), 25 viii 2018, leg. & det. WFM [FSCA, USFQ]; same data but, 5 ♂♂, leg. & det. KJT [KJT]; same data but, 5 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, 30 viii 2018 [FSCA, USFQ]; same data but 3 ♂♂, leg. & det. KJT [KJT]; same data but, 2♂♂, 2 ♀♀, small stream, trib. of El Placer (0.3606, -78.4788, 1863m), leg & det. KJT [KJT]; same data but, 3♂♂, 1♀, La Florida Reserve, lower public trail, below cascada of Quebrada El Placer (0.3653, -78.4784, 1858m), leg. & det. KJT [KJT]; MS, Huamboya: 1 ♂, small stream with waterfall, 0.2 km S of Río Pasanac, Hwy. 45 [about 57 km N of Macas] (-1.9532, -77.8519), 16 ix 2005, leg. & det. KJT [KJT]; 3 ♂♂, rocky stream about 2.4 km W of loc. #1 [12 km W on Macas-Guamote Road], flowing over road (-2.2342, -78.2181), 18 ix 2005, leg. & det. KJT [KJT]; 1 ♂, Macas, 22.9 km W on Gua- mote Road, 3.3 km W on Río Albanico, rocky stream and flowing roadside ditches (-2.2342, -78.2181, 1690m), 18 ix 2005, leg. & det. WFM [FSCA]; NA, Quijos: 15 ♂♂, 1 ♀, Baeza 4.8–5.0 km S, small clear streams and seeps (-0.4761, -77.8711, 1830m), 20 xi 1997, leg. & det. WFM [FSCA]; 3 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, same data but leg. & det. JJD [JJD, KJT]; 1 ♂, 2 ♀♀, same data but leg. & det. KJT [KJT]; 3 ♂♂, same data but leg. & det. TWD [SWD]; PA, Mera: 2 ♂♂, [Mera] W at Abitagua (-1.45, -78.15, 1200m), 11 x 1937, leg. WCM, det. GHB [ FSCA]; ZC, Zamora   GoogleMaps: 1 ♂, stream/waterfall, W of Zamora (-3.9628, -79.0508, 1700m), 1 iv 2008, leg. & det. KJT [ FSCA]: 1 ♂, same data but leg. & det. JTJ [ JTJ].

Cora jocosa McLachlan, 1881  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Kirby (1880), Campos (1922), Kimmons (1970), Paulson (1983), Davies & Torbin (1984), Tsuda (1986, 1991), Paulson (1983 —all as Josocora jocosa  ), Paulson (1983), Steinmann (1997a), (H08), (P11), (H14); NA: Tennessen (1998); PA: *McLachlan (1881a—type locality: ”Río Bobonaza” [BMNH]), Kennedy (1940 —as J. jocosa  ), Montgomery (1967), Bick & Bick (1990a); SU: Bick & Bick (1990a); TU: Bick & Bick (1990a), Bridges (1993). Also PER: (H08), (P11).

Addl. Data. CB, Alausí: 1 ♂, Huigra, Río Huigra 1 km upstream from trail (-2.2783, -78.9731, 1350m), 1 iv 1941, leg. WCM, det. GHB, checked by WFM [ FSCA]; OR, Loreto: 4 ♂♂, rocky stream, 8.5 km E of Loreto   GoogleMaps, Loreto Road (-0.6183, -77.2950, 400m), 14 xi 1997, leg. & det. JJD [ JJD]; 2 ♂♂, same data but leg. & det. KJT [ KJT]; 2 ♂♂, same data but leg. & det. TWD [ SWD]; PA, Pastaza: 1 ♀, Puyo (-1.4667, -77.9833, 1000m), 2 iii 1950, leg. WCM, det. GHB, data provided by RWG [ UMMZ]; 1 ♂, Puyo 5 km S on Hwy. 45, Río Sandalias   GoogleMaps and tribs. (-1.5003, -77.9522, 1000m), 11 xi 1997, leg. & det. WFM [ FSCA]; SU, Cascales   GoogleMaps: 3 ♂♂, 1 ♀, Lago Agrío 56 km W, rocky stream (-0.0067, -77.2986, 500m), 20 viii 1980, leg. & det. SWD [ DRP, RWG, SWD].

Cora klenei Karsch, 1891  . Publ. Recs. ECU: * Karsch (1891b), Campos (1922 —“indicated by Calvert”), Kennedy (1940 —as Josocora klenei  ), Montgomery (1967 —as J. klenei  ), Paulson (1983 —as J. klenei  ), Davies & Tobin (1984 —as J. klenei  ), Tsuda (1986, 1991 —both as J. klenei  ), Bick & Bick (1990a), Steinmann (1997a), (H08), (P11), (H14). Also COL: (H08), (P11).

Note: Karsch gave no specific locality for the Ecuador specimen; the type is lost according to Bridges (1993) and apparently there have been no other collections from Ecuador reported.

Cora munda McLachlan, 1878  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Kirby (1890), Davies & Tobin (1984), Tsuda (1986, 1991), Paulson (1983), Steinmann (1997a), (H08), (P11), (H14); IM: * McLachlan (1878 —type series, 6 ♂♂, 3 ♀♀ [Co- tacachi]; “Intag” [Apuela, NE on Apuela-Cuicocha Road, along Río Intag and tributaries between 1800–2800m, 0.3588, -78.4509 at jct of Río Intag and tributary], 1 x 1839, leg. C. Buckley, data provided by RWG [BMNH]), Selys (1879), Kennedy (1919) Campos (1922), Montgomery (1967 —designated the Lectotype ♀ [BMNH]), Kim- mins (1970), Bick & Bick (1990a), Bridges (1993); EO: Bick & Bick (1990a); LJ: Tennessen & Johnson (2008).

Addl. Data: EO, Piñas: 2 ♂♂, Piñas (-3.6667, -79.65, 1000–1500m), 26 vii 1941, leg. D. Laddey, det. Bick & Bick [FSCA]; LJ, Catamayo: 4 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, stream, 25 km from Hwy. 50 on road to Zaruma (-3.8819, -79.5558, 1030m), 7 iv 2008, leg. & det. KJT [FSCA, KJT]; 1 ♂, same data but leg. & det. JTJ [JTJ].

Note: Ecuador endemic.

Cora terminalis McLachlan, 1878  . Publ. Recs. ECU: * Campos (1922 —“by Dr. Martin”), Schmidt (1942), Bick & Bick (1990a), Tsuda (1991), (H08), (P11), (H14). Also COL, PER: (H08), (P11); plus BOL: (H08), (P16).

Addl. Data. MS, Morona: 1 ♂, between Macas and Sucua Río Blanco (-3.43, -78.57, 1700m), 1 x 1937, leg.?, det. KJT [FSCA].

Cora  unresolved: Haber (pers. comm. 2017) reports a potential new species from far eastern Ecuador with no specific data provided.

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

UMMZ

University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology

SU

Stanford University