Three new Cephalaeschna species from central China with descriptions of the hitherto unknown sex of related species (Odonata: Aeshnidae)
International Journal of Odonatology, Volume 16, Issue 2, Pages 157-176, 2013
Published: 1 June 213 (Received: 25 November 2012, Accepted: 28 February 2013)
Three new Cephalaeschna species, C. discolor sp. nov. (holotype male; Shennongjia National Nature Reserve, Shennongjia City, Hubei province, China, 16 August 2012), C. mattii sp. nov. (holotype male; Lujiahe River, Zigui County, Hubei province, China, 18 September 2012) and C. solitaria sp. nov. (holotype male; Dalongtan in Shennongjia National Nature Reserve, Shennongjia City, Hubei province, China, 19 July 2012) are described, illustrated in color and compared with the known Chinese Cephalaeschna. All the holotypes are deposited in the Collection of Aquatic Animals, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The hitherto unknown male of C. obversa and female of C. patrorum are also described and illustrated. Brief notes on biology of each species are also provided.
Keywords: Odonata, dragonfly, Cephalaeschna, new species, China
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