Archaeopodagrion Kennedy, 1939

Mauffray, William F. & Tennessen, Kenneth J., 2019, A Catalogue and Historical Study of the Odonata of Ecuador, Zootaxa 4628 (1), pp. 1-265: 96-98

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Archaeopodagrion Kennedy, 1939


Archaeopodagrion Kennedy, 1939  

This genus was thought to be endemic to Ecuador, but recently a new species from Colombia was described by Bota-Sierra (2017a). Adults are rather drab and difficult to detect as they perch in shady forested areas ( Fig. 52 View FIGURE 52 ). Three species are known from Ecuador, and two undescribed species have been collected (Tennessen, unpubl.; Haber, pers. comm.). The nymph is unknown.

Archaepodagrion armatum Tennessen & Johnson, 2010   . Publ. Recs. ECU: (H14); ZC, Zamora: * Tennessen & Johnson (2010 — Holotype ♂: small forested stream S of Zamora (-4.1217, -78.9728, 1070m), 2 iv 2008, leg. & det. KJT [FSCA]; 5 paratype ♂♂, paratype ♀, same data but leg. KJT & JTJ [DRP, FSCA, RWG]).

Note: So far known only from the east side of Parque Nacional Podocarpus.

Archaepodagrion bicorne Kennedy, 1939   . Publ. Recs. ECU: Paulson (1983), Davies & Tobin (1984), Tsuda (1986, 1991), Steinmann (1997a), (H08), (P11), (H14); NA: *Kennedy (1939a—Holotype: “Oriente, on or near Río Napo, Napo ”, 12 xii 1935, leg. WCM [UMMZ]; Allotype: PA, Santa Clara: “Partidero on the Río Anzu”, [El Partidero, Indian village on east bank of Río Anzu, jct. of trails from Mera and Puyo northward to Napo, edge of tropical jungle], 700–1000m, 8 ii 1936, leg. WCM, data provided by RWG [UMMZ]); Bridges (1993), Tennessen (2006).

Addl. Data. PA, Mera: 1 ♂, tributaries of Río Anzu, 12 km N of Mera (-1.4181, -78.0528, 1190m), 6 x 2009, leg. & det. JTJ [JTJ]; 1 ♂, 12 km NE small trib to Río Anzu just E of bridge near old foot bridge (-1.4180, -78.0527, 1190m), 21 ix 2005, leg. & det. JJD [JJD]; 1 teneral ♂, same data but leg. & det. WFM [FSCA]; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, [Mera], W in Abitagua valley Guillermina Creek (-1.45, -78.15, 1310m), 26 v 1941, leg. WCM, det. CHK [ FSCA]; 1 ♂, [Mera], W at Abitagua, near Río Pastaza (-1.45, -78.15, 1100m), 29 vi 1941, leg. WCM, det. CHK [ FSCA]; Pastaza: 1 paratype ♂, Canelos   GoogleMaps –[a mission and jungle town on Río Bobonaza at headquarters of canoe navigation in Río Pastaza watershed) (-1.5833, -77.8000, 600m), 12 xii 1938, leg. WCM, det. CHK, data provided by RWG [ UMMZ]; Santa Clara: 2 paratype ♂♂, Guama Yacu, near El Partidero, Río Napo watershed (-1.2833, -77.9000, 800m), 9 xi 1935; leg. WCM, det. CHK, data provided by RWG [ UMMZ].

Note: Ecuador endemic found only within a 50 km radius of Mera.

Archaepodagrion bilobatum Kennedy, 1946   . Publ. Recs. ECU: Paulson (1983), Davies & Tobin (1984), Tsuda (1986, 1991), Steinmann (1997a), (H08), (P11), (H14); MS, Morona: *Kennedy (1946a—Holotype: “Santiago- Zamora, Macas, Río Upano” (-2.3167, -78.1167, 1050m), leg. L. Alonzo, data provided by RWG [UMNZ]); Bridges (1993), Garrison et al. (2003).

Note: An Ecuador endemic that is currently known only from the type specimen.


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