Acanthagrion aepiolum sp. nov. from South America (Odonata: Coenagrionidae)


The new species – holotype ♂, Bolivia, Department of Santa Cruz, Ñuflo de Chavez Prov., stream 11.8 km E of San Javier (16°17′S, 62°37′W), 16 November 1998, leg. K.J. Tennessen; deposited in El Museo de Historia Natural “Noel Kempff Mercado”, Santa Cruz, Bolivia – has been confused with Acanthagrion ascendens. Abdominal segment 10 in males is higher than in A. ascendens and the second segment of the genital ligula lacks the two setal patches distinctive of A. ascendens. A. luteum is synonymized with A. ascendens [new synonymy].

Issue section: Article