Progomphus Selys, 1854,

Mauffray, William F. & Tennessen, Kenneth J., 2019, A Catalogue and Historical Study of the Odonata of Ecuador, Zootaxa 4628 (1), pp. 1-265: 140-141

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Progomphus Selys, 1854 

The largest genus of Gomphidae with 68 described species, at least seven of which are found in Ecuador. The genus is found only in the New World. Basic references are by Belle (1973, 1991b); new species are likely to be found. Nymphs of these small to medium-sized gomphids bury themselves in sand and silt of mainly small streams to large rivers. The image ( Fig. 78View FIGURE 78) from Eastern Ecuador is of uncertain specific identification.

Progomphus abbreviatus Belle, 1973  . Publ. Recs. ECU: * Belle (1983a), (H06), (H14). Also COL, VEN: (H06), (P11).

Addl. Data. IM, Ibarra: reared ♂, stream 45.8 km E of Lita, 6 ii 1997, leg. & det. KJT (KJT); NA, Quijos: 2 ♂♂, small stream, 5 km S of Baeza (-0.4758, -77.9714, 1825m), 20 xi 1997, leg. & det. KJT [FSCA]; 1 ♂, Yanayacu Biological Station, 3.5 km SW of Cosanga, small forest stream (-0.5804, -77.8654), reared adult on 11 i 2011, data provided by WAH & DLW; PC, San Miguel Bancos   GoogleMaps: 1 ♂, Reserva Gralarias, 7 km NE of Mindo, small forest stream (-0.0106, -78.7307), date not provided, data provided by WAH & DLW.

Progomphus anomalus Belle, 1973  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Paulson (1983), Tsuda (1986, 1991), Steinmann (1997b), (H06), (P11), (H14); MS: * Belle (1973); NA * Belle (1973); PA * Belle (1973 — Holotype ♂: [Mera], Río Pastaza watershed, Abitagua (1000m), 28 x 1036, leg. WCM [UMMZ]; Bridges (1993), Garrison et al. (2003). Also CEN, PER: (H06), (P11).

Progomphus formalis Belle, 1973  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Paulson (1983), Davies & Tobin (1984), Tsuda (1986, 1991), Steinmann (1997b), (H06), (P11), (H14); NA: * Belle (1973 — Holotype: Jatun Yacu (700m), 12 iv 1935, leg. WCM [UMMZ]), Bridges (1993), Tennessen (1998). Also PER: (H06), (P011).

Addl. Data. NA, Tena: 1 ♂, Río Chinchipino, 27 km E of Puerto Napo (-1.0728, -77.5864, 385m), 13 xi 1997, leg. & det. KJT [KJT]; 1 ♂, same data but leg. & det. TWD [SWD]; OR, Francisco de Orellana: 1 ♂, Via Auca   GoogleMaps, 8 km SE of Coca, oil platform access road, tiny forest trickle (-0.4991, -76.9169), date not provided, data provided by WAH & DLW; SU, Shushufindi: 1 ♀, oil pipeline road, 2 km W of Shushufindi, small tributaries of Río Curiyacu   GoogleMaps and isolated rain pools (-0.1661, -76.6916), date not provided, data provided by WAH & DLW.

Progomphus phyllochromus Ris, 1918  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Paulson (1983), Tsuda (1986, 1991), (H06), (P11), (H14); MN: * Belle (1973); MS: * Belle (1973); PA: * Belle (1973); ZC: * Belle (1973). Also ARG, BOL, COL, PER, VEN: (H06), (P11).

Addl. Data. MN, Pedernales: 1 ♀, Cojimies (0.3667, -80.0333), 9 iii 1949, leg. WCM, det. J. Belle, data from RWG [ UMMZ]; MS, Morona: 1 ♀, Macas, Río Upano   GoogleMaps (-2.3167, -78.1167, 1050m), date?, leg. L. Alonzo, det. J. Belle, data provided by RWG [ UMMZ]; PA, Mera: 1 ♀, Abitagua (-1.45, -78.15, 1000m), 7 xi 1936, leg. WCM, det. J. Belle, data provided by RWG [ UMMZ]; Pastaza: 1 ♂, Puyo, 5 v 1977, leg. P. Spangler & D. Givens, det.? [ USNM]; SD: 1 ♂, forest stream at Hotel Tinalandia   GoogleMaps, 7.3 km W of Alluriquin (-0.2750, -79.0833, 670m), 20 vii 1997, leg. & det. DRP [ DRP]; ZC, Zamora, 1 ♀, Zamora   GoogleMaps (-4.0692, -78.9567, 1000m), 15 i 1941, leg. D. Laddey, det. J. Belle, data provided by RWG [ UMMZ].

Progomphus pijpersi Belle, 1966  . Publ. Recs. ECU: * Belle (1973), Tsuda (1986, 1991), (H06), (P11), (H14). Also BRA, SUR, VEN: (H06), (P11).

Addl. Data. NA, Tena: 1 ♀, Jatunyacu, Río Napo watershed, juvenile (-1.0167, -77.8333, 700m), 21 iii 1937, leg. WCM, det. J. Belle, data provided by RWG [UMMZ].

Progomphus pygmaeus Selys, 1873  . Publ. Recs. ECU: * Campos (1922 —“por Dr. Martin), Paulson (1983), Tsuda (1986, 1991), (H06), (P11), (H14); LR: Belle (1973); EO: Belle (1973); NA: Daigle (1996). Also BOL, BRA, CEN, COL, GUY, PER, VEN: (H06), (P11).

Addl. Data. BO, Caluma: 1 ♀, rocky stream 5 km E of Caluma, Guaranda Road, 5 iii 2010, leg. & det. JJD [JJD]; EO, Piñas: 1 ♂, Buenaventura, Riachuelo 20 (-3.6535, -79.1466, 836m), 29 vi 2016, leg. & det. ACRP [ACRP]; Portovelo: 1 ♂, Portovelo (-3.7167, -79.6167, 650m), 1 viii 1941, leg. D. Laddey, det. J. Belle, data pro- vided by RWG [UMMZ]); LR, Babahoyo: 1 ♀, Playas de Juan Montalvo, near Balzapamba (-1.6833, -79.2833, 15m), 6 iv 1938, leg.?, det. J. Belle, data provided by RWG [UMMZ]); Buena Fé: 1 ♀, [Consumulo], S Río Palen- que (-0.58, -79.35, 175m), 11 vi 1974, leg. J. Longino, det. GHB [FSCA]; NA, Tena: 1 ♂, Río Sinde 5.3 km E of Puerto Napo (-1.0500, -77.7481, 450m), 13 vii 1996, leg. & det. JJD [JJD]; 2 ♂♂, same data but leg. & det. WFM [FSCA]; 1 ♂, same data but 22 vii 1996 [FSCA]; 2 ♂♂, same data but leg. & det. JJD [JJD]; 1 ♂, Río Chinchipino, 27 km E of Puerto Napo (-1.0728, -77.5864, 385m), 13 xi 1997, leg. & det. KJT [KJT]; SU, Shushufindi   GoogleMaps: 1 ♂, Li- moncocha, forest stream (-0.4000, -76.6167, 269m), 18 xii 1971, leg. D. Pearson, det. DRP [ DRP]; 1 ♂, same data but 6 iii 1972 [ DRP]; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, stream about 3 km SW of Shushufindi (-0.2136, -76.6786, 270m), 12 v 2009, leg. & det. KJT [ KJT].

Progomphus suberbus Belle, 1973  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Paulson (1983), Davies & Tobin (1984), Tsuda (1986, 1991), Steinmann (1997b), (H06), (P11); LR: * Belle (1973 — Holotype ♂: (15m), 4 iii 1938, leg. WCM [UMMZ]), Bridges (1993), Garrison et al. (2003). Also VEN: (H06), (P11).

Note: All records so far refer to the type specimen. The allotype is from VEN.

Progomphus  unresolved: There are specimens in various collections that have not been determined and may represent undescribed species: GY, Balao: 1 ♀, small stream/ditches in banana plantation, about 2 km E of Hwy. 25 near Balao Jct., (-2.9100, -79.6919, 70m), 28 iii 2008, leg. and det. JTJ [JTJ]; OR, Loreto: 1 ♂, 2 ♀♀, small streams and forest trails 12 km E of Loreto, 2+ km S of Hwy.   GoogleMaps 45 (-0.6217, -77.2600, 365m), 12 x 2009, leg. & det. JTJ [ JTJ]; 1 ♂, same data but 15 x 2009; PC, San Miguel: 1 ♀, Bancos, between Calacali and Nanegalito (about 30 km W Quito), 9 iv 1990, leg. OSF, det. SWD [USNM]; SU, Shushufindi: 1 ♂, 1 ♀, small streams/trails 3 km W of Shushufindi, 2+ km N off Hwy   GoogleMaps. 26 at km marker 17 (-0.1664, -76.6917, 290m), 14 v 2009, leg. and det. KJT [ KJT]; 1 ♂, same data but 14 x 2009, leg. and det. JTJ [ JTJ].

SU

Stanford University

UMMZ

University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History