Pantala Hagen, 1861,

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Pantala Hagen, 1861


Pantala Hagen, 1861 

A genus of two very wide-ranging species, both migratory ( Fig. 107View FIGURE 107). Key to species can be found in numerous references, including Needham et al. (2014). Habitats range from small ponds, including temporary pools, to ditches and slow parts of small streams, usually with little or no aquatic vegetation. Adults oviposit in pools formed after heavy rain events. Development from egg to adult is rapid, often less than 55 days ( Hawking & Ingram 1994).

Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798)  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Paulson (1983), Tsuda (1991), (H06), (P11), (H14); CR: Campos (1922); CB: Campos (1922); EO: Campos (1927); ES: Campos (1922); GA: * Currie (1901), Calvert (1907), Ris (1913a), Campos (1922), Calvert (1947b), Gloger (1964), Turner (1967), Peck (1992), (P11); GY: Calvert (1906), Ris (1913a), Campos (1922); LR: Calvert (1906), Campos (1922). Also ARG, BOL, BRA, CEN, CHL, COL, GUF, GUY, PRY, PER, SUR, URY, VEN: (H06), (P11); plus TTO: (P11).

Addl. Data. AZ, Ona: [FSCA, KJT]; CB, Alausí: [ANSP, FSCA]; EO, Piñas: [ACRP]; Portovelo: [USNM]; ES, Esmeraldas: [DRP]; Muisne: [QZAC]; San Lorenzo: [FSCA]; GA, Isabela: [USNM]; GY, Guayaquil: [ANSP, FSCA]; Naranjal: [FSCA]; IM, Ibarra: [QZAC]; LJ, Loja: [UTIC]; LR, Buena Fé: [DRP, FSCA]; NA, Tena: [FSCA, QZAC]; OR, Francisco de Orellana: [FSCA, KJT, QZAC, USNM]; PA, Santa Clara: [KJT]; Mera: [FSCA]; PC: Quito: [KJT] SD: [FSCA, SWD]; SU, Lago Agrío: [SWD]; Shushufindi: [DRP]; ZC, Zamora: [USNM].

Pantala hymenaea (Say, 1840)  . Publ. Recs. ECU: Tsuda (1986, 1991), (H06), (P11), (H14); CR: Campos (1922); EO: Campos (1927); GA: * McLachlan (1877), Currie (1901), Ris (1913a), Campos (1922), Gloger (1964), Turner (1967), Peck (1992), (P11); GY: Ris (1913a), Campos (1922). Also ARG, BRA, CEN, CHL, COL, PER, VEN: (H06), (P11); Plus TTO: (P16).

Addl. Data. EO, Santa Rosa: 1 ♀, ponds, S side of Hwy. 25 near Santa Rosa (-3.4306, -79.9592, 15m), 29 iii 2008, leg. & det. JTJ [JTJ]; GA, San Cristóbal: 3 ♂♂, 8 ♀♀, Isla Espanola, Bahia Manzanillo, general collecting and UV light, 23 iv 1992 to 2 v 1992, leg. S. Peck & J. Cook, det.? [USNM]; GY, Guayaquil: 7 ♂♂, 5 ♀♀, Puerto Grande (-2.93, -80.08, 2m), ii 1936, leg. Campos, det. P. Calvert [ANSP, FSCA].