Rhodopygia 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: 198-199

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Rhodopygia Kirby, 1889
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Rhodopygia Kirby, 1889 

See Belle (1998) for species identification. The genus inhabits ponds, ditches and overflow areas along large rivers, usually with little or no aquatic vegetation. This is a small group of rather large, bright red or carmine dragonflies ( Fig. 110View FIGURE 110), with three species in Ecuador.

Rhodopygia cardinalis (Erichson in Schomburgk, 1848)  . Publ. Recs. ECU: (H06), (P11), (H14); MS: Belle (1998); NA: * Tennessen (1996b), Daigle (1996). Also BRA, GUF, GUY PER, SUR, VEN: (H06), (P11); plus COL: (P&P).

Addl. Data. MS, Morona: 2 ♂♂, Macas, Río Upano (-2.3167, -78.1167, 1050m), xii 1956, leg. L. Alonzo, det. J. Belle [NMNHL]; NA, Tena: adult, 3 km S. Tena, 13 v 1977, leg. P. Spangler, Paul J & D. Givens, det.? [USNM]; 2 ♂♂, 1 ♀, Puerto Napo, 5.3 km E of Hwy. 45 on J.S.B.S. Road, Río Sinde (-1.0500, -77.7481, 450m), 16 x 1988, leg. & det. SWD [JJD]; 1 cop. pair, 4 ♂, same data but 18 x 1988 [FSCA]; 1 ♂, same data but 13 vii 1996, leg. & det. WFM [FSCA]; 1 ♂, same data but leg. & det. JJD [JJD]; 1 ♂, same data but leg. & det. SWD [UTIC]; 1 ♂, same data but 22 vii 1996, leg. & det. WFM [FSCA]; 1 ♂, same data but leg. & det. JJD [JJD]; 1 ♂, pool, road to J.S.B.S., 14.6 km E Puerto Napo, 22 vii 1996, leg. & det. KJT [KJT]; 11 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, 1 cop. pair, Puerto Napo 3.2 km E on J.S.B.S. Road ponds and flowing marsh (-1.0456, -77.7467, 420m), 23 vii 1996, leg. & det. WFM [FSCA, LSAM, QZAC, USNM]; 1 ♂, same data but leg. & det. JJD [JJD]; 3 ♂♂, 1 ♀, same data but leg. & det. KJT [KJT]; 1 ♂, same data but leg. & det. SWD [SWD]; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, [Puerto Napo] pool near stream, 17.2 km E on J.S.B.S. Road (341m), 22 vii 1996, leg. & det. SWD [SWD]; OR, Francisco de Orellana: 1 ♂, trib. of Río Payamino, road to Loreto, 1.7 km W of jct. with Coca Road   GoogleMaps (-0.4367, -77.0017, 258m), 13 vi 1995, leg. & det. SWD [ SWD]; 1 ♂, [Pompeya Sur], S on [Pompeya Sur-Iro road] at km marker 31, borrow pit near Río Sabaleto   GoogleMaps (-0.6569, -76.4528, 229m), 17 vii 1996, leg. & det. WFM [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, same data but leg. & det. KJT [ KJT]; 1 ♂, same data but leg. & det. SWD [ SWD]; 1 ♂, marsh at Payamino (-0.4367, -77.0017, 258m), 18 xi 1997, leg. & det. TWD; SU, Lago Agrio: 1 ♂, Santa Cecilia. Río Francisco de Orellana, 25–31 iii 1969, leg. P. & P Spangler, det.? [ USNM]; 1 ♂, swamp, 17 km S of Lago Agrio, 19 viii 1980, leg. & det. SWD [ SWD]; Shushufindi   GoogleMaps: 4 ♂♂, Limoncocha   GoogleMaps, Río   GoogleMaps Napo (-0.4000, -76.6167, 269m), 12–25 xi 1980, leg. & det. MJW [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, same data but lake edge, 6 i 1972, leg. D. Pearson, det. DRP [ DRP]; 1 ♂, same data but 24 ii 1972 [ DRP]; 1 ♂, same data but 24 vii 1977, leg. & det. DRP [ DRP]; 1 ♂, same data but 26 vii 1977, leg. DRP & S. Hills, det. DRP [ DRP]; 1 ♀, same data but 28 viii 1980, leg. & det. SWD [ SWD]; 2 ♂♂, swamp/stream 2 km S of Yamaramsuku , 15.7 km S Shushufindi on Limoncocha Road, 19 vii 1996, leg. & det. SWD [ RWG, SWD]; 1 ♂, same data but leg. & det. KJT [ KJT].

Rhodopygia hinei Calvert, 1907  . Publ. Recs. ECU: *Paulson (19830, (P11), (H14). Also CEN: (H06), (P11).

Addl. Data: LR, Buena Fé: 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Santo Domingo, 47 km S, forest slough at Río Palenque Field Station (-0.5500 -79.3667, 151m), 18 vii 1977, leg. & det. DRP, checked by RWG [DRP].

Rhodopygia pruinosa Buchholz, 1953  . Publ. Recs. ECU: (H06), (P11), (H14); NA: *Daigle (1996). Also BOL, BRA, GUF, GUY, (H06), (P11); plus SUR (P16).

Addl. Data. NA, Tena: 1 ♂, pool, road to J.S.B.S., 14.6 km E of Puerto Napo, 22 vii 1996, leg. & det. KJT [FSCA]; 1 ♂, Puerto Napo, 5.3 km E of Hwy. 45 on J.S.B.S. Road, Río Sinde   GoogleMaps (-1.0500, -77.7481, 450m), 18 x 1988, leg. & det. SWD [ SWD]; 1 ♂, same data but 13 vii 1996, leg. & det. WFM [ FSCA]; 3 ♂♂, Puerto Napo, 3.2 km E on J.S.B.S. Road   GoogleMaps, ponds and flowing marsh (-1.0458, -77.7467, 420m), 23 vii 1996, leg. & det. WFM [ LSAM, QZAC, USNM]; 3 ♂♂, same data but leg. & det. JJD [ JJD]; 2 ♂♂, same data but leg. & det. KJT [ KJT]; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, same data but leg. & det. SWD [ SWD]; SU, Lago Agrio: 1 ♂, Lago Agrío   GoogleMaps (0.1000, -76.8667, 396m), 24 viii 1975, leg. A. Langley & J. Cohen, det. RWG, from USNM [RWG].

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

SU

Stanford University

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

LSAM

Louisiana State Arthropod Museum