Argia fulgida Navás, 1934, Navas, 1934

Garrison, Rosser W. & Ellenrieder, Natalia Von, 2018, Damselflies of the genus Argia (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) from Ecuador with descriptions of five new species, Zootaxa 4470 (1), pp. 1-69: 16-17

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Argia fulgida Navás, 1934
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Argia fulgida Navás, 1934  

Figs. 2 View FIGURES 1–8 (rear of head ♂), 6 (labrum ♀), 14–16 (Head, thorax, S1– 4 ♂), 26, 27 (Head, thorax, S1– 4 ♀), 48, 49 (S1– 10 ♂), 61 (S7– 10 ♂), 75 (mesostigmal plates ♀), 93, 94 (genital ligula ♂), 109 (app ♂), 131 (labels), 139 (map), 145 (photo).

Argia fulgida Navás 1934: 137   , 138 [5, 6 separate], (description of ♂, " Colombia: Muzo, Julio de 1918"); Garrison & von

Ellenrieder 2017: 9, 10 ( Costa Rica through Ecuador, diagnosed from Central American metallic species of Argia   ). Argia cuprea: Donnelly 1992: 83   ( Panama); Ramírez et al. 2000: 249 (newly recorded from Costa Rica); Förster 2001: 11 (in

part, listed from Costa Rica & Panama); Esquivel 2005: 286 (in part, material from Costa Rica and Panama); Pérez &

Palacino 2011: 212 ( Colombia). Argia cuerea: Urrutia 2005: 33   (as A. cuerea   [sic!], Colombia). Argia cupraurea: Heckman 2008: 361   (key, listed as synonym); Garrison et al. 2010: 213 (listed as synonym). Argia   n. sp. 1 ( cuprea   group): Garrison & von Ellenrieder 2013: 16 ( Costa Rica).

Types. Lectotype ♂: Muzo / Colombia / VII. 18 (holograph label by Navás); Argia   / fulgida ♂ Nav. [handwritten] / det. Navás S. J. [printed]; TYPE (printed in red] / LECTOTYPE [printed red label]; Argia fulgida   / Navas, 1934 [written] / J. Legrand des. 1996 [partially written, printed] ( Fig. 131 View FIGURES 131–135 ), in MNHN (examined).  

Specimens examined (only those from Ecuador listed). 60 ♂♂, 34 ♀♀: Esmeraldas Prov.: 1 ♂, Urbina, 36.5 km northwest of Lita on San Lorenzo highway, pools/seeps/stream (0°59'0'' N, 78°40'0'' W, 340 m), 3 February 1997, William F. Mauffray leg. [ FSCA]; Pichincha Prov.: 1 ♂, 1 ♀ (in tandem), road from highway to Silanche Bird Sanctuary, 10 km northwest of Pedro Maldonado (shallow forest stream with gravel and silt bottom) at 12:20 (0°7'11'' N, 79°8'12'' W, 385 m), 3 February 2012, William Haber & Fred Morrison leg. [ WAH]; Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas Prov.: 1 ♂, Hacienda La Lorena , Santo Domingo de los Colorados (a station about 15 km east of Santo Domingo de los Colorados) {0°18'35'' S, 79°2'20'' W, 700 m}, 21 February 1941, David B. Laddey leg. [ RWG] GoogleMaps   ; same data but 1 ♂, 1 ♀, 21–28 February 1941 [ UMMZ] GoogleMaps   ; same data but 1 ♂, 6 March 1941 [ RWG]; 1 ♂, Mulaute River, near Santo Domingo de los Colorados , virgin forest {0°15'0'' S, 79°9'0'' W, 604 m}, 3 March 1973, Mark Deyrup leg. [ DRP]; 1 ♂, Pove River , Santo Domingo de los Colorados {0°15'0'' S, 79°9'0'' W, 604 m}, 1 September 1940, David B. Laddey leg. [ UMMZ] GoogleMaps   ; same data but 1 ♀, 12 September 1940 [ UMMZ] GoogleMaps   ; same data but 4 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, 18 September 1940 [ CSCA] GoogleMaps   ; same data but 1 ♀ [ RWG] GoogleMaps   ; same data but 1 ♂, 1 ♀, 21 September 1940 [ CSCA] GoogleMaps   ; same data but 1 ♂, 23 September 1940 [ RWG] GoogleMaps   ; same data but 1 ♂, 1 ♀ [ UMMZ] GoogleMaps   ; same data but 7 ♂♂, 5 ♀♀, 24 September 1940 [ UMMZ] GoogleMaps   ; same data but 1 ♀, 25 September 1940 [ UMMZ] GoogleMaps   ; same data but 4 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, 27 September 1940 [ RWG] GoogleMaps   ; same data but 1 ♂, 1 ♀, 28 September 1940 [ RWG]; Manabí Prov.: 1 ♀, Cojimies {0°22'0'' N, 80°2'0'' W, 5 m}, March 1949, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ RWG]; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Palmar {0°9'57'' S, 79°27'59'' W, 200 m}, 31 March 1935, David B. Laddey leg. [ RWG] GoogleMaps   ; same data but 1 ♂, 1 ♀ [ UMMZ] GoogleMaps   ; same data but 1 ♀, 25 April 1935 [ RWG] GoogleMaps   ; same data but 1 ♂, 1 ♀, 25 April 1941 [ UMMZ]; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Palmar, Playones {0°56' S, 80°14' W}, 25 April 1941, David B. Laddey leg. [ RWG]; Los Rios Prov.: [no further data], 4 March 1938, William Clarke-Macintyre leg. [ RWG] GoogleMaps   ; same data but 2 ♂♂, 5 March 1938 [ UMMZ]; Bolivar Prov.: 2 ♂♂, 2 ♀♀, Playas de Juan Montalvo, near Balsapamba {1°47'37'' S, 79°17'11'' W, 60 m}, 28 February 1938, William Clarke- Macintyre leg. [ RWG]; 1 ♂, 1 ♀ GoogleMaps   , same data but 8 April 1938 [ RWG]; 2 ♂♂ GoogleMaps   , same data but 15 April 1938 [ RWG]; 2 ♂♂ GoogleMaps   , same data but 17 April 1938 [ RWG]; 1 ♂ GoogleMaps   , same data but 31 July 1941 [ RWG]; 1 ♂, rocky stream 5 km E of Caluma, Gauranda road 11:00 am (1°35'39'' S, 79°13'51'' W, 480 m), 5 March 2010, Jerrell J. Daigle leg. [ JJD]; 1 ♂ GoogleMaps   , same data but [ RWG]; 1 ♂ GoogleMaps   , same data but Jim Johnson leg. [ JJ]; El Oro Prov.: 1 ♀, Buenaventura, main road (3°39'9'' S, 79°47'27'' W, 342 m), 21 June 2016, Lago leg. [ RWG]; 1 ♂, Buenaventura, main river (3°39'22'' S, 79°46'24'' W, 329 m), 19 June 2016, Adolfo Cordero leg. [ RWG]; 2 ♂♂, 1 ♀, Piedras {3°38' S, 79°55' W, 300 m}, 3–4 July 1941, David B. Laddey leg. [ UMMZ]; 1 ♂, Portovelo (3°43'0'' S, 79°37'0'' W, 650 m), 1 July 1941, David B. Laddey leg. [ RWG] GoogleMaps   ; same data but 1 ♂, 29 July 1941 [ RWG]; Loja Prov.: small stream on road from Gonzama to Cariamanga (W-739) (4°14'11'' S, 79°27'18'' W, 1,786 m), 18 January 2014, William Haber, Fred Morrison, Ronald Vargas, Michael Veit & Eli Wyman leg. [ RWG] GoogleMaps   .

Remarks: This species, originally described from Muzo, Colombia, has masqueraded under the name Argia cuprea   as indicated in the synonymy above. Garrison & von Ellenrieder (2017) provided illustrations and keys for the separation of the metallic species of Argia   known from Mexico and Central America. They restricted the name Argia cuprea   to specimens occurring from Southern Texas south through Honduras noting that cuprea   -like males from Costa Rica and Panama were of a different species based on appendage and genital ligula morphology. These latter specimens matched the type of Argia fulgida   (see below) that was described from Colombia and was subsequently included with material from Ecuador west of the Andes except for overall abdominal color. Their study thus suggested the presence of two largely allopatric forms of Argia fulgida   , a cuprea   -like morph from Central America ( Costa Rica, Panama) and a largely oenea -like morph from Colombia and Ecuador west of the Andes; no significant morphological differences in the male genital ligula and caudal appendages or in the female mesostigmal plates were detected. A few, cuprea   -like morphs (Manabí Prov., Palmar; Pichincha Prov., road to Silanche Bird Sanctuary) of A. fulgida   have also been found among populations of the more numerous populations of oenea -like morph in Ecuador but they appear to be infrequent.

Heckman (2008) (following Garrison unpublished) and Garrison et al. (2010) listed A. fulgida   as a junior synonym of A. cupraurea Calvert   since Navás' description seemed to suggest that species. However, differences in the morphology of the genital ligula and appendages as shown by Garrison & von Ellenrieder (2017) showed them to be distinct. Determination of just what Argia fulgida   represents has not been an easy problem to solve. Navás provided no illustration and it is unclear whether he had just one male (holotype) or more than one at his disposal. His description is also suspect since he reverses the number of postnodal crossveins in the fore and hind wings. We ( Garrison & von Ellenrieder 2015) have pointed out that some of Navás' descriptions pertaining to Argia   should be used with caution since he apparently included two different species in his description of A. stigmatica ( Navás 1934)   , and he also described as Argia   damselflies from different genera (and in one case, a different family). Some of his descriptions and accompanying illustrations when compared to type material can be confusing (see under A. medullaris   below). Navás' description of A. fulgida   largely corresponds to the specimen we have considered as lectotype although the postnodal counts (18 in Fw, 16 in Hw) do not match those given in the original description (16 in Fw, 12 in Hw [Note: these numbers were originally reversed, "12 postnodalibus in ala anteriore, 16 in posteriore.") but the overall length (41 mm) and abdominal length (32.5 mm) do. Unless contrary evidence suggests otherwise, we are accepting Legrand's designation of the male, which we illustrate here, as lectotype of the name. Diagnosis of A. fulgida   is given under A. philipi   .

FSCA

Florida State Collection of Arthropods, The Museum of Entomology

UMMZ

University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology

CSCA

California State Collection of Arthropods

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Odonata

Family

Coenagrionidae

Genus

Argia

Loc

Argia fulgida Navás, 1934

Garrison, Rosser W. & Ellenrieder, Natalia Von 2018
2018
Loc

Argia fulgida Navás 1934: 137

Navas, L. 1934: 137
1934