Lanthanusa bilineata sp. nov. from New Guinea (Odonata: Libellulidae)


Lanthanusa bilineata, a new libellulid from the mountains of central New Guinea (holotype: Mekil Research Station (04°48′ S, 141°39′ E), leg. 1 September 2004, dep. at RMNH, Leiden), is described. The new species combines characteristics previously used to distinguish between Huonia and Lanthanusa with wing venation characteristic of the genus Huonia and accessory genitalia characteristic of Lanthanusa. We propose a revision of the Huonia–Lanthanusa complex to clarify the characteristics distinguishing the genus Lanthanusa.

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