Description of new damselfly Coeliccia schorri sp. n. (Odonata: Zygoptera: Platycnemididae) with a discussion of the Coeliccia hayashii-group in Vietnam


Coeliccia schorri sp. n. is described based on both sexes (holotype male from Dak Roong Commune, K’bang district, Gia Lai province, central highlands of Vietnam). The combination of the characters of a large pruinose spot on the synthorax, blue abdominal tip, and white appendages in the male and a long spine on the posterior pronotal lobe of the prothorax in the female help distinguish it from all other Coeliccia species. The Coeliccia hayashii-group, remarkable for the pruinose markings on the male prothorax and synthorax in combination with the structure of the genital ligula which is bifurcated from the base into two long flagella, is discussed.

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