Euthore Selys 1869,

Mauffray, William F. & Tennessen, Kenneth J., 2019, A Catalogue and Historical Study of the Odonata of Ecuador, Zootaxa 4628 (1), pp. 1-265: 106-107

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Euthore Selys 1869
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Euthore Selys 1869 

Relatively small damselflies compared to Cora and Polythore, with beautifully patterned wings from dark with white or yellow bands ( Fig. 56View FIGURE 56), to hyaline with orange patches. Three of the six species are recorded for Ecuador with certainty; a fourth species possibly occurs. See Bick & Bick (1992) for identification. Habitat is mostly small, mountainous, forested streams; females require decaying wood for oviposition. Species of Euthore are rarely en- countered in the field.

Euthore fasciata Hagen in Selys, 1853  . Publ. Recs. ECU: *Selys (1873a—as E. plagiata  ), McLachlan (1878), Selys (1879 —“a race of E. fasciata  ”), Schmidt (1942 —as E. fasciata inlactea  ), Tsuda (1986, 1991), Paulson (1983), Steinmann (1997a—as “ E. fasciata inlactea  ”), (P11), (H14); MN: Bick & Bick (1992); MS: Bick & Bick (1992 — “ E. fasciata  form plagiata  ”); NA: Bick & Bick (1992). Also COL, PER: (H08), (P11); plus BRA: (H08); plus VEN: ( De Marmels 2016).

Addl. Data. MN, Chone: 1 ♂, Chone (-0.68, -80.07, 110m), 4 viii 1939, leg.?, det. Bick & Bick [FSCA]; MS, Morona: adult?, Río Upano (-2.2500, -78.2667, 2550m), date?, leg. L. Alonzo, det. Bick & Bick, data provided by RWG [ UMMZ]; NA, Archidona: 1 ♂, Cotundo   GoogleMaps (-0.8833, -77.8000, 611m), vi 1975, leg?, det. Bick & Bick [ RWG]; 1 ♂, [Sarayacu], 12.3 km N of Narupa on Baeza Hwy, small rocky stream (-0.67, -77.78, 1570m), 14 vii 1996, leg. & det. WFM [ FSCA]; Quijos   GoogleMaps: 2 ♂♂, small stream, 5 km S of Baeza (-0.4758, -77.8714, 1820m), 20 xi 1997, leg. & det. KJT [ KJT]; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, same data but 16 x 2009, leg. & det. JTJ [ JTJ]; 1 ♀, same data but 03 xi 2001, leg. Fred Sibley, det. WFM [ FSCA]: Tena: 1 ♂, Río Napo (-1.0, -78.0, 900m), 1937, leg. WCM, det. Bick & Bick, data provided by RWG [ UMMZ].

Note: The type locality for E. fasciata  was listed as Venezuela (Hagen in Selys 1853). De Marmels (1988) speculated that the type locality was most likely Ecuador, although he found 10 different South American rivers named “Río Negro.” It is possible that the type locality was the Ecuadorian Río Negro, a tributary of the Río Pastaza which was accessible during the mid-19 th century and which fits into the probable range of this species.

* Euthore fassli Ris, 1914  . Publ. Recs: COL: Ris (1914).

Addl. Data. IM, Cotacachi: Santa Rosa, La Florida Reserve, Cock of The Rock Trail, small stream, trib. of El Placer (0.3606, -78.4788, 1863m), 30 viii 2018, leg. & det. KJT [KJT].

Euthore mirabilis McLachlan, 1878  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Kirby (1890), Kennedy (1919), Davies & Tobin (1984), Tsuda (1986, 1991), Paulson (1983), Steinmann (1997a), (P11), (H14); IM: * McLachlan (1878 —type series 6 ♂♂, 6 ♀♀: [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], 1 x 1839, leg. Clarence Buckley, det. R. McLachlan-1881, data provided by RWG [BMNH], Selys (1879), Kennedy (1919), Campos (1922), Montgomery (1967), Kimmins (1970 —designated the lectotype [BMNH]); Kennedy (1970), Bick & Bick (1992 —as “ Cora mirabilis  ”), Bridges (1993).

Note: All references quote the type specimens from Intag. A recent search for this species in the Intag area came up negative ( Tennessen & Mauffray 2018).

UMMZ

University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology