A collecting trip to San José del Guaviare, Colombia, with the description of a new species of Perissolestes (Zygoptera: Perilestidae)
International Journal of Odonatology, Volume 26, Pages 7-17, 2023
Published: 12 January 2023 (Received: 18 September 2022, Accepted: 23 December 2022)
This study aims to preliminary assess the taxonomic diversity of dragonflies and damselflies from San José del Guaviare, Guaviare Department, Colombia. A total of 47 species were collected at five localities in different freshwater ecosystems during a field trip. We highlight three new species records for the country: Erythrodiplax tenuis Borror, 1942, Micrathyria spinifera Calvert, 1909, and Perithemis rubita Dunkle, 1982. Finally, a new species of Perissoletes is described from Guaviare and Casanare, Colombia.
Keywords: Odonata, damselfly, dragonfly, new Perissoletes, Amazon, diversity
Issue section: Original Article