Macromidia donaldi pethiyagodai subsp. nov. from Sri Lanka (Odonata: Corduliidae)
International Journal of Odonatology, Volume 15, Issue 2, Pages 99-106, 2012
Published: 1 June 212 (Received: 6 March 2012, Accepted: 5 May 2012)
Macromidia donaldi pethiyagodai subsp. nov. (holotype ♂: Sri Lanka, Ratnapura District, near Kudawe, 6.26°N, 80.25°E, 03 July 2007; paratype ♀, same location, 17 April 2008, to be deposited in the Sri Lanka National Museum, Colombo) is described and figured. Its phenotype differs from that of M. d. donaldi from India. This is the first record of the genus Macromidia from Sri Lanka. The habitat characteristics and species behaviour are briefly outlined.
Keywords: Odonata, dragonfly, Corduliidae, Macromidia, new subspecies, Sri Lanka
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