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

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


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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animal Distribution
  • Animal Structures / anatomy & histology
  • Animal Structures / growth & development
  • Animals
  • Body Size
  • Ecosystem
  • Male
  • New Guinea
  • Odonata / anatomy & histology
  • Odonata / classification*
  • Odonata / growth & development
  • Organ Size
  • Papua New Guinea