Diaphlebia richteri Bota-Sierra, 2015 is a junior synonym of Zonophora nobilis Belle, 1983 (Gomphidae: Odonata)


Diaphlebia richteri is shown to be a junior synonym of Zonophora nobilis. The confusion started by a generic misplacement due to the failure to observe the subalar carina spine which is present in Zonophora but not in Diaphlebia. Therefore, Z. nobilis is officially recorded for the first time in Colombia; we present a distribution map with the known localities for this rare Amazon species. Also, we made a comparison between our female specimens and the original description of the female from Cerro de la Neblina (Venezuela), including the first photographs of diagnostic characters of a female specimen.

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