Leptagrion vilelai, Lencioni, 2022

Lencioni, F. A. A., 2022, Analysis of male Leptagrion Selys, 1876 sensu lato (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) with description of four new genera and a new species, Zootaxa 5105 (1), pp. 63-104 : 68

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5105.1.3

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:8B30E589-CEFC-415B-9505-EAE71C204E61

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6333361

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03CC8790-2773-AA2A-6CB1-FACD6E10FEB2

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Plazi

scientific name

Leptagrion vilelai
status

sp. nov.

Leptagrion vilelai sp. nov.

Fig. 4 View FIGURE 4 (app), Fig. 7 View FIGURE 7 (penis), Fig. 11 View FIGURE 11 (prothorax), Fig. 15 View FIGURE 15 (habitus and head).

Holotype. ♂ ( FAAL NC 4309 ), Brazil: Bahia: Jussari; Projeto Leptagrion —RPPN Serra do Teimoso , 12.IV.2009, K.S. Furieri leg.

Etymology. I named this species vilelai (a noun in the genitive case) in honor of Dr. Diogo Silva Vilela, longtime friend, diligent and tireless worker and fellow odonatologist.

Description of holotype

Head. Labrum, anteclypeus, genae and outer surface of mandible, postclypeus and postfrons up to vertex yellow, epicranium black, antennae: missing ( Fig. 16B View FIGURE 16 ). Labium and maxillae pale yellow. Rear of head pale, black around the occipital foramen ( Fig. 16C View FIGURE 16 ).

Thorax. Prothorax dorsally black, ventrally brown; pterothorax: Mesepisternum and mesepimeron black, humeral stripe, metepisternum, metepimeron, metinfraepisternum brown. Legs: coxae brown, femora, tarsi and tarsal claws black. Wings hyaline with black venation, pterostigma reddish, quadrangular and surmounting little more than the cell beneath it.

Abdomen. Anterior half of S1, dorsum of S2–6 black, S1–6 ventrally brown, S7–10 black. Penis as in Fig. 8 View FIGURE 8 . Appendages black.

Measurements (in mm). Total length (incl. apps) 40.6: abdomen (incl. apps) 33, hindwing 21, Forewing 20.5.

Diagnosis. (contrasting character in parentheses). Leptagrion vilelai has the anterior part of head ranging from yellow to orange as in L. auriceps but the occiput black (while in L. auriceps it is orange), these characteristics also differentiate it from L. bocainense and L. macrurum . Lateral border of the posterior lobe of prothorax in lateral view in the shape of “~” (in L. auriceps is roughly straight ( Fig. 8 View FIGURE 8 ), in L. macrurum is roughly in the shape of “U” ( Fig. 10 View FIGURE 10 ) and in L. bocainense as in figure 9), pterostigma quadrangular as in L. bocainense (lozenge-shaped in L. macrurum and L. auriceps ). Medio–longitudinal laminar process of penis S3 longer than S3 (shorter than S 3 in L. macrurum ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Odonata

Family

Coenagrionidae

Genus

Leptagrion