Lestes pictus Hagen

Lencioni, F. A. A., Neiss, U. G., Dutra, S. L., Furieri, K. S., Juen, L., Batista, J. D. & Vilela, Diogo S., 2021, Synopsis of Lestes from Brazil with description of Lestes demarcoi sp. nov (Zygoptera: Lestidae), Zootaxa 4990 (3), pp. 511-541: 521-522

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Lestes pictus Hagen


Lestes pictus Hagen   in Selys, 1862

Fig. 10 View FIGURE 10 (♂ —App), Fig. 23 View FIGURE 23 (♂ —habitus), Fig. 31 View FIGURE 31 (♀ —habitus), Fig. 37 View FIGURE 37 (E— ♀ S8–S10), Fig. 39 View FIGURE 39 (E— ♀ basal plate), Fig. 40 View FIGURE 40 (J— ♀ pectoral color pattern).

Etymology: pictus   = Latin for painted, decorated.

Lestes picta Hagen   in Selys, 1862: 314 (description of male and female, distribution); Kirby 1890: 161 (data on species description and distribution); Santos 1972: 77 (larva); Jurzitza 1981: 117 (occurrence in Argentina); Davies & Tobin 1984: 33 (data on publication and distribution); Costa & Carneiro 1994: 307 (larva); Lencioni 2005: 98, Fig. 57(A–C) (data on description, data on type locality, data on type deposition, data on distribution, data on larval description, illustration of appendages in lateral and dorsal views, thorax in ventral view from Calvert 1909); Costa et al. 2006: 60–61, Fig. 34 View FIGURE 34 (pterothorax color pattern in ventral view, key for adult males); Lencioni 2006: 256 (larva, illustrations from Costa & Carneiro 1994); Garrison et al. 2010: 117, Figs.: 504, 514, 520 and 522 (data on species, original illustration of posterior hamule in lateral view, appendages in lateral and dorsal views, female S 8–10 in lateral view); Lencioni 2017: 113–114, Fig. 48A–E, 49A–B (data on description, type locality, type deposition, distribution, and larval description, appendages in lateral, mediodorsal and dorsal views, female S8-S 10 in lateral view, thorax in ventral view, male and female habitus).

Types. Syntypes in MCZ (not examined)   .

Larva described. Yes ( Santos 1972, additions by Costa & Carneiro 1994).

Material examined. (4 ♂♂ + 2 ♀♀): 1♂ Brazil: São Paulo, Rio Claro, Sítio Primavera , 31.xii.1995, F.A.A. Lencioni leg.   ; 1 ♂ + 1 ♀ Brazil: São Paulo, Salesópolis (brejo na margem do Rio Pardo ), 28.ix.1996, (in tandem), F.A.A. Lencioni leg.   ; 2 ♂♂ + 1 ♀ Brazil: São Paulo, Santa Branca—Margem do Rio Paraíba do Sul , 06.xii.2008, E.A. Lencioni leg.  

Distribution. Brazil (Mato Grosso, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo), Peru and Argentina (Misiones).

Diagnostic characters. ♂ — Cercus in lateral view: basal 1/4 straight, apical 3/4, formed by the fusion of medial and apical portions, almost rectangular. Cercus in mediodorsal view: base of cercus without spine, medial expansion almost completely fused with the apical portion of cercus, forming a roughly rectangular plate, with only a small apical tip. Paraproct in lateral view: more than half the size of the cercus, with a tuff of pale hair–like setae directed upward. Paraproct in dorsal view: finger–like.

♀ —Basal plate: species belonging to basal plate group 1 ( Fig. 38 View FIGURE 38 ), with dorsal side a little longer than ventral side. Posterior side with ventral section twice the length of the dorsal section. Dorsal side straight and ventral side slight convex ( Fig. 39E View FIGURE 39 ). Pectoral color pattern as in Fig. 40J View FIGURE 40 .


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