Brachymesia Kirby, 1889,

Mauffray, William F. & Tennessen, Kenneth J., 2019, A Catalogue and Historical Study of the Odonata of Ecuador, Zootaxa 4628 (1), pp. 1-265: 148-149

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Brachymesia Kirby, 1889
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Brachymesia Kirby, 1889 

Two of the three species in this genus are recorded for Ecuador. Species are variable in color pattern, being either brown and black or mostly red ( Fig. 86View FIGURE 86). See Needham et al. (2014) for species identification. Habitat consists of various ponds and swamps, even brackish water, usually vegetated.

Brachymesia furcata ( Hagen, 1861)  . Publ. Recs. ECU: (H06), (P11), (H14); SU: * Dunkle (1981). Also ARG, BOL, BRA, CEN, CHL, GUF, PRY, PER, SUR, TTO, VEN: (H06, P11); plus COL: (H06, P&P).

Addl. Data. EO, Arenillas: 1 ♂, farm pond, seeps, 11 km S of Arenillas, on road to Alamar (-3.6436, -80.0989, 95m), 10 iv 2008, leg. & det. JTJ [JTJ]; Machala: borrow pit pond, Hwy. 25, S of Machala (-3.4750, -79.9778), 10 iv 2008, leg. & det. KJT [KJT]; SE, Salinas: 1 ♂, Salinas (-2.95, -80.13, 3m), 30 vi 1989, leg. L. Stange & R. Miller, det. GHB [FSCA]; SU, Shushufindi: 10 ♂♂, 5 ♀♀, Limoncocha, Río   GoogleMaps Napo (-0.4000, -76.6167, 269m), 13–28 xi 1973, leg. B. Drummond III, det.? [ FSCA, KJT]; 2 ♂♂, same data but 11–17 i 1974 [ FSCA]; 45 ♂♂, 3 ♀♀, same data but 1–27 xi 1980, leg. & det. MJW [ FSCA]; 2 ♂♂, same data but 23 viii 1980, leg. & det. SWD [ UTIC]; 5 ♂♂, same data but 3–16 vi 1977, leg. P. Spangler & D. Givens, det. RWG [ RWG, USNM]; 1 ♀, same data but lake edge, 5 vii 1971, leg. D. Pearson, det. DRP [ DRP]; 3 ♂♂, same data but 16–25 viii 1971 [ DRP]; 1 ♂, same data but 2 x 1971 [ DRP]; 2 ♂♂, same data but 11 xii 1971; 1 ♂, same data but 13 i 1972; 1 ♂, same data but 20 ii 1972 [ DRP]; 1 ♀, same data but 6 iii 1972; 13 ♂♂, 1 ♀, same data but 24–26 vii 1977, leg. & det. DRP [ DRP]; 2 ♂♂, same data but forest edge, 25–26 vi 1977, leg. & det. DRP [ DRP].

Brachymesia herbida (Gundlach, 1889)  . Publ. Recs. ECU: (P11), (H14); CB: Campos (1922 —as Cannacria batesi  ); GA: * Currie (1901 —as Holotype C. fumipennis  : “ Galapagos Is” [Isabela], Albemarle, 23 iii 1899, leg. R. Snodgrass, USNM], Calvert (1907), Ris (1912), Campos (1922), (P11), ( Peck 1992); NA: Tennessen (1998); SU: Dunkle (1981). Also ARG, BOL, BRA, CEN, COL, GUF, GUY, PRY, PER, TTO, VEN: (H06), (P11); plus SUR: (H06).

Addl. Data. GA. Isabela: 2 ♀♀, Isla Isabela, littoral zone, 2 iii 1989, leg. & det. S. Peck [USNM]; 1 ♂, same data but arid zone, 10 iii 1989 [USNM]; Santa Cruz: 2 ♀♀, Isla Santa Cruz, Tortuga Bay, 30 i 1989, leg. & det. S. Peck, et. al. [USNM]; GY, Guayaquil: 1 ♀, Puna Vieja (-2.97, -80.18, 30m), leg. F. Campos, det. MJW [ ANSP]; LR, Babahoyo : 1 ♀, swamp at Babahoyo, 12 vi 1975, leg. J. Cohen & A. Langley, det.? [ USNM]; Buena Fé: 1 ♂, [Consumulo], S Río Palenque (-0.58, -79.35, 175m), 16 vi 1974, leg. J. Longino, det.? [ FSCA]; OR, Francisco de Orellana   GoogleMaps: 2 ♂♂, trib. of Río Payamino   GoogleMaps, road to Loreto, 1.7 km W of jct. w/ Coca Road (-0.4367, -77.0017, 258m), 18 xi 1997, leg. & det. KJT [ KJT]; 1 ♂, same but leg. & det. WFM [ FSCA]: SU, Shushufindi: 1 ♂, Limoncocha   GoogleMaps, Río Napo (-0.4000, -76.6167, 269m), 31 x 1980, leg. & det. MJW [ FSCA]; 1 ♀, same data but 3 xi 1980 [ FSCA]; 1 ♀, same data but lakeshore, 26 vii 1977, leg. DRP & S. Hills, det. DRP [ DRP]; same data but 22 viii 1980, leg. & det. SWD [ KJT]; 6 ♂♂, 1 ♀, same data but 23 viii 1980 [ JJD, SWD]; 2 ♂♂, La Selva , 100 km E of Coca, Garzaco- cha, 12 x 1988, leg. & det. SWD [ UTIC].

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

ANSP

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

SU

Stanford University