Heteragrion mantiqueirae Machado, 2006

LENCIONI, F. A. A., 2013, <p> <strong> Diagnoses and discussion of the group 1 and 2 Brazilian species of <em> Heteragrion </ em>, with descriptions of four new species (Odonata: Megapodagrionidae) </ strong> </ p>, Zootaxa 3685 (1), pp. 1-80 : 11

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Heteragrion mantiqueirae Machado, 2006


Heteragrion mantiqueirae Machado, 2006  

Figs. 19 (♂ app), 37A–C (♂ thx), 51C (♂ habitus), 63 (♂ live photo), 69 (map)

Heteragrion mantiqueirae Machado 2006: 1065–1068   , Figs. 4, 8, 12, 17–18 (description of male, illustration of male head, thorax dorsal and lateral, male appendages in dorsal and lateral views); Garrison et al 2010: 88 (list).

Types. Holotype in AMPC (examined).  

Additional material examined. 14♂. Brazil: São Paulo State: Monteiro Lobato, 28-XI-2010   , 2 ♂, leg. FAAL; Salesópolis , 23º39'04"S, 45º40'40"W, 919 m, 03-XI-2000 GoogleMaps   , 1♂, leg. FAAL; Campos do Jordão, Condomínio Paradise , 22º42'26"S, 45º35'22"W, 1796 m, 24-25-I/30-X/ 21-XI-1999 GoogleMaps   , 8♂, leg. FAAL & FL, 14-I-2001   , 2♂, leg. FL; 02-I-2005   , 1♂, leg. FAAL   .

Illustration made from following specimens. 1♂ —(Fig. 19A, 19B)— Brazil: São Paulo State: Salesópolis , 03- XI-2000, leg. FAAL ( NC 1878 )   ; 1♂ —(Fig. 37A, 37B, 37C, 51C)— Brazil: São Paulo State: Monteiro Lobato , 28- XI-2010, leg. FAAL ( NC 4519 )   .

Distribution. Brazil (São Paulo State).

Diagnosis. This species is part of a group of six species consisting of H. brianmayi   , H. freddiemercuryi   , H. rogertaylori   , H. mantiqueirae   , H. petiense   and H. dorsale   (Figs. 38E, 38A,39A, 37A, 37E and 40A). Of the six species, H. dorsale   additionally possesses two sub-parallel dark stripes on metepisternum and metepimeron lacking in other five. H. petiense   male is unique in having two large ellipsoid white marks contrasting with the largely black mesepisternum. Heteragrion mantiqueirae   differs from other three by medial process not clearly divided in two horizontal branches and roughly rounded (Fig. 19A). Cercus in lateral view: dorsobasal expansion present. Ventrobasal expansion very small but present. Inclined upward, with tip curved ventrally (Fig. 19B). Cercus in mediodorsal view: basal, medial and apical portions subequal. Ventral expansion present with hairs sparsely covering ventral 1/4. Medial process a wide rounded plate, a higher slightly curved sclerotized ridge dividing plate in two, very small costate rim posterior to the sclerotized one (Fig. 19A).