Lestes falcifer Sjöstedt, 1918, Sjostedt, 1918

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: 516

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4990.3.4

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5088833

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scientific name

Lestes falcifer Sjöstedt, 1918
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Lestes falcifer Sjöstedt, 1918  

Fig. 04 (♂ —App), Fig. 18 View FIGURE 18 (♂ —habitus), Fig. 40 View FIGURE 40 (D— ♂ pectoral color pattern).

Etymology: falcifer   = falx, Latin for scythe + ferre, Latin meaning bear, in reference to the scythe shape of the male cercus.

Lestes falcifer Sjöstedt, 1918: 2   , Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 (15) (description of male, illustration of cercus in mediodorsal view); Davies & Tobin 1984: 32 (data on publication and distribution); Bridges 1994: (VII) 83 (data on publication, type depository, type locality and references); De Marmels 1990: 336 (presence in Venezuela); Lencioni 2005: 92, Fig. 51(A–C) (data on description, data on type locality, data on type deposition, data on distribution, data on larval description, original illustration of appendages in lateral and mediodorsal view, thorax in ventral view); Costa et al. 2006: 60-61, Fig. 33 View FIGURE 33 (pterothorax color pattern in ventral view, key for adult males); Garrison et al. 2010: 117 (data on species).

Types. Holotype in NRM (not examined), female still undescribed.  

Larva described. No.

Synonyms. Lestes edentatus Belle, 1997   .

Material examined. Bolivia (1 ♂): Lestes falcifer   : BOLIVIA, Cochabamba Department, Carrasco Province , forest pool W of Sajta, 11.xi.1998, K.J. Tennessen leg. (in Collection of K.J. Tennessen)   .

Distribution. Brazil (Amazonas, Roraima), Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru.

Diagnostic characters. ♂ — Cercus in lateral view: basal 1/4 straight, apical 3/4 almost rectangular with a semicircular notch in the middle of the bottom edge. Cercus in mediodorsal view: base of cercus without spine, medial expansion fused with the apical portion of cercus forming a roughly rectangular plate. Paraproct in lateral view: more than half the size of the cercus, with a tuff of pale hair–like setae directly upward. Paraproct in dorsal view: almost triangular with a spoon–like tip.

♀ —female undescribed, but as almost all females have pectoral color pattern much similar to that of males, the male pattern was added for comparative purposes ( Fig. 40D View FIGURE 40 ).

NRM

Swedish Museum of Natural History - Zoological Collections

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Odonata

Family

Lestidae

Genus

Lestes

Loc

Lestes falcifer Sjöstedt, 1918

Lencioni, F. A. A., Neiss, U. G., Dutra, S. L., Furieri, K. S., Juen, L., Batista, J. D. & Vilela, Diogo S. 2021
2021
Loc

Lestes falcifer Sjöstedt, 1918: 2

Garrison, R. W. & von Ellenrieder, N. & Louton, J. A. 2010: 117
Costa, J. M. & Souza, L. O. I. & Muzon, J. 2006: 60
Lencioni, F. A. A. 2005: 92
De Marmels, J. 1990: 336
Davies, D. A. L. & Tobin, P. 1984: 32
Sjostedt, Y. 1918: 2
1918