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Zootaxa. 2014 Sep 22;3866(1):145-50. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3866.1.9.

Drepanosticta machadoi spec. nov. from New Guinea (Odonata: Platystictidae).

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1
Office of Environment and Heritage New South Wales, PO Box 29, Lidcombe, NSW 1825, Australia, and Australian Museum, Entomology, 6 College Street, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia.; Email: gunther.theischinger@environment.nsw.gov.au.
2
Herpetology Department, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, S. A. 5000 Australia, and Wildlife Conservation Society, Goroka, Papua New Guinea.; Email: steve.richards@samuseum.sa.gov.au.

Abstract

Drepanosticta machadoi sp. nov. (Holotype ♂: Dablin Creek, Hindenburg Range) from Papua New Guinea is described. The new species is a predominantly black damselfly, the male with four pale/bright pattern elements on each side of the synthorax, dorsum of segments 9 and 10 largely bright blue, and a uniquely shaped posterior lobe of the pronotum which is a wide-angled fork with rather straight, narrow finger-like prongs. It is referred to the Drepanosticta conica group of species and a key to the males of the D. conica group is provided.

PMID:
25283653
DOI:
10.11646/zootaxa.3866.1.9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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