Oxyallagma Kennedy, 1920

Mauffray, William F. & Tennessen, Kenneth J., 2019, A Catalogue and Historical Study of the Odonata of Ecuador, Zootaxa 4628 (1), pp. 1-265: 56-58

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Oxyallagma Kennedy, 1920


Oxyallagma Kennedy, 1920  

One of the two known species of this genus is found in Ecuador. Adults are relatively small but stocky and are patterned with red ( Fig. 28 View FIGURE 28 ). See Kennedy (1939b) and Bota-Sierra (2014a) for identification and diagnoses. Habitat includes lakes and ponds in the La Sierra region.

Oxyallagma dissidens ( Selys, 1876)   . Publ. Recs. ECU: Soukop (1954 — as Protallagma runtuni   ), Paulson (1983 — as P. dissidens   ), Tsuda (1986 — as P. dissidens   ), Tsuda (1991), Steinmann (1997a), (H08), (P11), (H14); CB: * Kirby (1890), Campos (1922); CT: * Kirby (1890), Campos (1922); IM: Daigle et al. (1997), Hunger & Schiel (2012), LJ: Tennessen & Johnson (2008); PC: * Selys (1876 — type Series “Quito” (-0.2167, -78.5, 2763m), leg. M. Emile de Ville, data from RWG [IRSNB]), Kirby (1890), Campos (1922), Kennedy (1919); TU: * Kirby (1890), Campos (1922), Kennedy (1939b — as P. runtuni   , Holotype: Runtuni, Baños, 4 vii 1935, leg. WCM [UMMZ]; Allotype: Río Pastaza, Baños (1820m), 30 iii 1936, leg. WCM, [UMMZ]), Bridges (1993), Garrison et al. (2003 — as P. runtuni   but mentions considering it a synonym), Kennedy (1946b) sunk the species in favor of dissidens   ( Bota-Sierra 2014a). Also PER: (H08), (P11); plus COL: Bota-Sierra (2014a).

Addl. Data. AZ, Gualaceo: [FAL, FSCA, SWD]; Nabón: [FSCA, JJD, KJT, RWG, USNM]; CB, Alausí: [FSCA]; Colta: [FSCA, RWG]; Pallatanga: [ANSP, FSCA]; CR, Espejo: [ACRP]; CT, Latacunga: [FSCA]; IM, Cotacachi: [FSCA, SWD, USFQ, USNM]; Otavalo: [FSCA, JJD, KJT, RWG, USFQ, USNM]; LJ, Catamayo: [FSCA]; Loja: [FSCA, UTIC, JJD, JTJ, KJT]; Saraguro: [FSCA, USNM]; PC, Cayambe: [DRP, RWG]; Quito: [FSCA, UTIC, RWG]; TU, Baños: [FSCA, RWG, USNM].

Note: widespread at higher elevations of the Andes, especially the central valley.

Phoenicagrion von Ellenrieder, 2008

One of the three described species known in this genus occurs in Ecuador and an apparently undescribed species has recently been collected in the country. Adults are mid-sized with a reddish-orange thorax devoid of black stripes, and the sides of the thorax have oblique blue stripes resulting in a unique color pattern ( Fig. 29 View FIGURE 29 ). They occur near lowland forested pools. For identification use von Ellenrieder (2008).

Phoenicagrion paulsoni von Ellenrieder, 2008   . Publ. Recs. ECU: (H14); OR: von Ellenrieder & Garrison (2011). Also PER: (P11).

Addl. Data: OR, Francisco de Orellana: 1 ♂, T. B.S., USFQ, Numa trail at Tiputini   GoogleMaps inlet (-0.6397, -76.1483, 220 m), 20 i 2009, leg. & det. RWG & NVE [RWG].

Phoenicagrion   unresolved: OR, Francisco de Orellana: Río Shiripuno, Shiripuno   GoogleMaps Lodge, 26 km SE of Shiripuno bridge (-1.1047, -76.7317, 235m), data provided by WAH & DLW; 1 ♂, T. B.S., camino Matapalo (-0.6417, -76.1451, 192m), 12 iii 2014, leg. & det. ACRP [ ACRP]; 1 ♂, same data but quebrada en Chichico (-0.6420, - 76.1451, 261m).