Nephepeltia leonardina Rácenis, 1953,

Ellenrieder, Natalia Von, 2014, A synopsis of the Neotropical genus Nephepeltia (Odonata: Libellulidae), including description of a new species, synonymies, and a key to males, Zootaxa 3796 (1), pp. 121-146: 131-134

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3796.1.6

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C212E3BB-8190-4BA6-9DEE-D5EE788AA953

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BD87AE-FFAD-0244-85BD-F8C54A70CC56

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Nephepeltia leonardina Rácenis, 1953
status

 

Nephepeltia leonardina Rácenis, 1953 

Figures 2View FIGURE 2 f; 3 f; 6 d; 9 e; 10g; 11 e; 13 h; 16

Nephepeltia leonardina Rácenis, 1953: 136  –139, fig. 1 (description based on 4 ♂ from Venezuela, Aragua, San Sebastián, 5 vii 1952, J. Rácenis leg., deposited in MIZA; illustrations of wings, genital fossa, vesica spermalis, and S 10);— Donnelly (1992: 88, record from Panama).

Specimens examined. Total 103 ♂, 8 ♀: ARGENTINA, Salta Prov.: 1 ♂, 30 km N Orán, Río Pescado, pond on margin S near highway 22 (22 ° 57 ' 52 ''S, 64 ° 22 ' 16 ''W, 352 m), 10 v 2009, C. Molineri [ FML]. BOLIVIA, Santa Cruz Dep., Ichilo Prov.: 1 ♀, Buena Vista {17 ° 27 'S, 63 ° 40 'W, 400 m}, 14 v 1960, R. Steinbach leg. [ FSCA]. BRAZIL, Rondônia State: 2 ♂, Governador Jorge Teixeira Municipality, Fazenda Rancho Grande, farm of Harald Schmitz and environs within about 15 km radius {10 ° 31 ' 48 ''S, 62 ° 48 '00''W, 165 m}, 16–24 iii 1989, S.W. Dunkle leg. [ FSCA]; 3 ♂, 16 km W of Fazenda Rancho Grande on C- 20 Rio Pardo x Linea C- 20 (10 ° 20 ' 30 ''S, 62 ° 54 '00''W, 500 m), 14 xi 1991, M.J. Westfall, Jr. leg. [ FSCA]. PERU, Madre de Dios Dep.: 4 ♂, 1 ♂ 1 ♀ (in tandem), Hotel Amazonia, across from Atalaya, exposed pond (12 ° 52 ' 13 ''S, 71 ° 22 ' 34 ''W, 414 m), 27 vi 1993, R.W. Garrison leg. [RWG]; 7 ♂, 1 ♀, same data but [ USNM]; 1 ♂, Explorer's Inn on Río Tambopata, 30 km SW Puerto Maldonado, Katicocha (12 ° 50 ' 12 ''S, 69 ° 17 ' 36 ''W, 300 m), 9 vii 2002, D.R. Paulson & N. Smith leg. [DRP]; Huanuco Dep.: 1 ♂, Campamiento Colonia del Perené {10 ° 58 'S, 75 ° 13 ''W, 827 m}, 7 vi 1920, J.H. Williamson [ UMMZ]; 1 ♂, Tingo María, grassy irrigation ditch {08° 58 'S, 75 ° 50 'W, 659 m}, 8 viii 1972, D.L. Pearson leg. [DRP]; 2 ♂, same data but 440 m, 12–13 v 1974, M.L. Paulson leg. [DRP]; Loreto Dep.: 1 ♂, Aguaitia {09°01'S, 75 ° 31 'W, 170 m}, 30 ix 1946, F. Woytkowski leg. [RWG]; 1 ♂, ExplorNapo Camp, ACEER (03° 16 ' 33 ''S, 72 ° 56 ' 18 ''W, 97 m), 28 ii 1993, P. Donahue leg. [DRP]. ECUADOR, Napo Prov.: 1 ♂, 1 km S of Tena {01°03'S, 77 ° 47 'W, 450 m}, 28 v 1977, P.J.

Spangler & D.R. Givens [RWG]; 1 ♂, same data but 3.2 km E Tena road on Jatun Sacha Biological road, ponds and flowing marsh, 23 vii 1996, B. Mauffray leg. [ FSCA]; 2 ♂, same data but sloughs along Napo River S.W. Dunkle leg. [ FSCA]; 3 ♂, same data but ponds nearby Jatun Sacha Biological Station, 18 x 1988, S.W. Dunkle leg. [ FSCA]; 2 ♂, same data but [ CSCA]; 1 ♂, same data but large pond, 12 xi 1994, A. Jaramillo leg. [DRP]; 1 ♂, Lago Anangu near Providencia {00° 31 ' 32 ''S, 76 ° 26 ' 22 ''W, 300 m}, 12 v 1975, T.C. Emmel leg. [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, pond along Río Sinde, upstream, 6 km E of Puerto Napo (01°03'S, 77 ° 47 'W, 520 m), 12 xi 1997, K.J. Tennessen leg. [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, same data but swamp and pond (01°03'S, 77 ° 47 'W, 522 m), B. Mauffray leg. [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, same data but 22 vii 1996 [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, same data but 2 nd stream E of Río Sinde, 23 vii 1996, S.W. Dunkle leg. [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, Misahualli Chicta, Upper Napo {01°02'S, 77 ° 41 'W, 500 m}, 3 vi 1942, W. Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ UMMZ]; 1 ♂, Río Jatun Yacu {01°01'S, 77 ° 50 'W, 700 m}, iii 1937, W. Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ FSCA]; 2 ♂, same data but 24 iii 1937 [ FSCA]; 3 ♂, Tena {00° 59 'S, 77 ° 49 'W, 512 m}, F. Campos R. leg. [ FSCA]; Orellana Prov.: 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Río Savaleto 2 & slough at km 31, Yasuni National Park, Permit 029- 1 C (00° 42 'S, 76 ° 28 'W, 200 m), 17 vii 1996, S.W. Dunkle leg. [RWG]; 2 ♂, same data but [ CSCA]; 2 ♂, same data but [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, Yasuni National Park pond, km marker 29.5 (00° 38 'S, 76 ° 30 'W, 180 m), 17 xi 1995, K.J. Tennessen leg. [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, same data but 2.1 km E of Yasuni Biological Research Station, pond and swamp (236 m), 15 xi 1997, B. Mauffray leg. [ FSCA]; 2 ♂, same data but swampy pond at km 8 S of Río Napo on Yasuni Road, 12 vi 1995, S.W. Dunkle leg. [RWG]; 1 ♀, same data but pond near Río Savaleto at km marker 31, 17 vii 1996, K.J. Tennessen leg. [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, Limoncocha Ferry Crossing, south on Yasuni Road at marker 31, borrow pit just south of Río Sabaletez (00° 36 '00''S, 76 ° 28 ' 12 ''W, 236 m), 17 vii 1996, B. Mauffray leg. [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, Parque Nacional Yasuni, pond at Río Tiputini (00° 36 'S, 76 ° 28 'W, 200 m), 17 xi 1997, T.W. Donnelly leg. [ MLP]; 2 ♂, Payamino, 11.8 km W on Loreto Rd, large pond (00° 28 ' 48 'S, 77 °04' 48 ''W, 300 m), 18 xi 1997, B. Mauffray leg. [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, same data but K.J. Tennessen leg. [ FSCA]; 3 ♂, pond, 12.3 km W of Payamino, junction with Coca Road on Loreto Road (00° 28 ' 30 ''S, 77 °04' 29 ''W, 302 m), 13 vi 1995, B. Mauffray leg. [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, same data but S.W. Dunkle leg. [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, tributary of Río Payamino, road to Loreto, 1.7 km W of junction with Coca Road, flowing shallow marsh (00° 28 '00''S, 77 °01' 14 ''W, 250 m), 13 vi 1995, B. Mauffray leg. [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, same data but K.J. Tennessen leg. [ FSCA]; Sucumbíos Prov.: 1 ♂, La Selva, Heron Lake (00° 28 ' 54 ''S, 76 ° 22 ' 24 ''W, 230 m) 14 iv 1992, E.M. Smith leg. [ FSCA]; 2 ♂, Lake Taracoa, an oxbow lake near Limoncocha {00° 24 'S, 76 ° 36 'W, 300 m}, 26 viii 1980, S.W. Dunkle leg. [ FSCA]; 12 ♂, same data but 8–25 xi 1980, M.J. Westfall, Jr. leg. [ FSCA]; 3 ♂, same data but 4–6 xi 1980, M.J. Westfall, Jr. & D.G. Robinson leg. [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, same data but lake shore and nearby areas 1 ix 1978, K.W. Knopf leg. [ FSCA]; 11 ♂, 1 ♀, same data but lakeshore & forest edge, 23–26 vii 1977, D.R. Paulson & S. Hills [DRP]; 1 ♂, same data but out over lake, 27 viii – 3 ix 1978, K.W. Knopf leg. [RWG]; 1 ♂, swamp, stream and pond, 15.7 km S of Shushufindi on Limoncocha road (00° 18 ' 49 ''S, 76 ° 39 ' 43 ''W, 262 m), 19 vii 1996, S.W. Dunkle leg. [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, pond, 3 km NW of Shushufindi (00° 10 ' 56 ''S, 76 ° 41 ' 30 ''W, 270 m), 14 v 2009, K.J. Tennessen leg. [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, same data but 14 x 2009, K.J. Tennessen leg. [ FSCA]; 3 ♂, brushy ponds 24 km W of Lago Agrio {00°05'07''N, 77 °06' 12 ''W, 360 m}, 20 viii 1980, S.W. Dunkle leg. [RWG]. PANAMA, Canal Zone: 1 ♀, Río Sardanilla {09°07' 10 ''N, 79 ° 35 ' 27 ''W, 145 m}, 5 xii 1916, E.B. Williamson leg. [ FSCA].

Diagnosis. Both sexes of Nephepeltia leonardina  can be distinguished from congeners by radial planate consisting of four or five cells ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3 f; three in other species, Figs. 3View FIGURE 3 a –e; g) and base of Fw discoidal field usually with two rows of cells (5 % of examined specimens with one cell in one or both wings; always one row in other species). Males are also unique by venter of thorax smoothly convex ( Fig. 6View FIGURE 6 d; with a tubercle or spine in other species, Figs. 6View FIGURE 6 a –c; 7; 8), spurs of inner row of male hind tibiae closely set and peg-like at medial 0.33 ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2 f; either of about uniform length and placement or short and more closely set at basal 0.50–0.75, and gradually increasing in length apically, Figs. 2View FIGURE 2 a –e; g), and outer branch of male hamule forming an anteriorly directed blunt hook ( Figs. 9View FIGURE 9 e; 10g; rounded in other species, Figs. 9View FIGURE 9 a –d, f; 10 a –f, h). Male vesica spermalis is similar to that of N. phryne  by its latero-ectal distal lobes in the shape of curved spines and the absence of a medio-ectal distal process ( Figs. 11View FIGURE 11 e –f; latero-ectal lobes triangular, rectangular or oval and medio-ectal distal process vestigial to well developed in other species; Figs. 11View FIGURE 11 a –d).

Distribution. Nephepeltia leonardina  extends from Panama south to NW Argentina and Paraguay ( Fig. 16View FIGURE 16), where adults frequent ponds along rivers, marshes, and sloughs.

MIZA

Museo del Instituto de Zoologia Agricola Francisco Fernandez Yepez

FML

Fundacion Miguel Lillo

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

UMMZ

University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology

CSCA

California State Collection of Arthropods

MLP

Museo de La Plata

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Odonata

Family

Libellulidae

Genus

Nephepeltia

Loc

Nephepeltia leonardina Rácenis, 1953

Ellenrieder, Natalia Von 2014
2014
Loc

Nephepeltia leonardina Rácenis, 1953 : 136

Racenis 1953: 136
1953