Ormenophlebia Garrison, 2006

Mauffray, William F. & Tennessen, Kenneth J., 2019, A Catalogue and Historical Study of the Odonata of Ecuador, Zootaxa 4628 (1), pp. 1-265: 28-29

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Ormenophlebia Garrison, 2006


Ormenophlebia Garrison, 2006  

Only one of the four species in this genus has been recorded in Ecuador. The adults are more elongate than the other calopterygid genera and are largely metallic green ( Fig. 11 View FIGURE 11 ); females often have a reddish tinge in the wings. The nymphs inhabit small, high elevation forested streams often below waterfalls. The genus was revised by Garrison (2006), who also described the nymph of the one species in Ecuador.

Ormenophlebia imperatrix ( McLachlan, 1878)   . Publ. Recs. ECU: Kirby (1890 —as Lais imperatrix   ), Campos (1922 —as L. imperatrix   ), Davies & Tobin (1984), Dunkle (1981 —as Mnesarete imperatrix   ), Tsuda (1986, 1991), Steinmann (1997a), von Ellenrieder (2007), Paulson (1983), (H08), (P11), (H14); IM: * McLachlan (1878 —type locality: [Cotacachi Cantón], “Intag” -[Apuela, NE on Apuela-Cuicocha Road, along Río Intag and tributaries between 1800–2800m (0.3588, -78.4509), at jct of Río Intag and tributary]), Selys (1879 —as L. imperatrix   ), Ris (1918 —as L. imperatrix   . Kimmins (1969b—designated Lectotype in BMNH), Bridges (1993); MS: [SWD]; NA: Daigle (1996), Tennessen (1998), Garrison (2006); PA: Garrison (2006); ZC: Garrison (2006), Tennessen & Johnson (2008). Also COL: (H08), (P&P), (P11).

Addl. Data. NA, Quijos: [DRP, FSCA, FAL, JJD, JTJ, KJT, RWG, TWD, USNM]; PA, Mera: [KJT, RWG]; Pastaza: [RWG]; PC, Quito: [RWG]; ZC, Zamora: [JTJ, RWG].