Two new species of Pyrrhargiolestes, with a key to the males (Odonata: Argiolestidae)


Two new species belonging to the endemic New Guinea genus Pyrrhargiolestes are described from Papua New Guinea: P. lamington sp. nov. (holotype: Mount Lamington, Oro Province, dep. in RMNH) and P. yela sp. nov. (holotype: Rossel Island, Milne Bay Province, dep. in USNM). The presumed male of P. aulicus is described for the first time. New records and remarks are provided for P. angulatus, P. kula, P. sidonia and P. tenuispinus. A key to the males of all species of Pyrrhargiolestes, information on habitat and a map of the known distributions are given.

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