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Published: 2021-02-26

New record of Megalestes gyalsey Gyeltshen, Kalkman & Orr, 2017 (Zygoptera: Synlestidae) from India, with first description of female and larva

Zoological Survey of India, M- Block, New Alipore, Kolkata—700053, West Bengal, India
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Zoology, Shyampur Siddheswari Mahavidyalaya, Howrah—711312, India
Zoological Survey of India, Southern Regional Centre 130, Santhome High Road, Chennai-600 028, India
Zoological Survey of India, M- Block, New Alipore, Kolkata—700053, West Bengal, India
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C. K. DEEPAK

KAILASH CHANDRA
Zoological Survey of India, M- Block, New Alipore, Kolkata—700053, West Bengal, India
Zoological Survey of India, M- Block, New Alipore, Kolkata—700053, West Bengal, India
Odonata Range extension damselfly Synlestidae larva

Abstract

Megalestes gyalsey Gyeltshen, Kalkman & Orr, 2017 is recorded for the first time from India, extending the known geographic range of the species. This report is based on the collection of 5 individuals (4 males, 1 female) from Jang waterfall, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh and 2 males from Neora Valley National Park, Kalimpong district, West Bengal. The female of M. gyalsey is described for the first time with notes on the variation in the male. A probable larva of the species is also described and illustrated.

 

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