Odonata of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, South China, part 1: Zygoptera


Extensive surveys for odonates were completed in protected areas throughout Guangdong Province, south China during the period 1997-2005. Previously unreported data from these surveys is presented here and, together with published data, is used to catalogue the zygopteran fauna of Guangdong. Checklists are provided for the Zygoptera of Guangdong, Macau and Hong Kong. Sinosticta debra sp. nov. is described from Chebaling, northeast Guangdong (holotype ♂ 20 iv 2002, deposited at South China Agriculture University, Department of Entomology, Guangzhou). The presence of Atrocalopteryx atrocyana is confirmed from Chinese territory. Keys are provided for the identification of males of all known species of Rhipidolestes and Chinese Megalestes.

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