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Published: 2022-09-21

Dragonflies of Cusuco National Park, Honduras; checklist, new country records and the description of a new species of Palaemnema Selys, 1860 (Odonata: Platystictidae)

Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology (ATECO), Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) Vautierstraat 29, 1000 Brussels, Belgium. Biodiversity Inventory for Conservation NPO (BINCO), Walmersumstraat 44, 3080 Glabbeek, Belgium. 3.Operation Wallacea, Hope House, Old Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire, UK
California Department of Food & Agriculture, 3294 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, California, 95832, USA
Odonata cloud forest montane Anisoptera Zygoptera

Abstract

The odonate fauna of Honduras is poorly documented. Based on 10 years of observations and collections we present an overview of dragonflies from cloud forests in Cusuco National Park, northwestern Honduras. A total of 44 species were reported including at least seven new country records for Honduras we include ecological observations for most species. A new species of Platystictidae (Palaemnema lorae Jocque & Garrison, n. sp. Holotype ♂: HONDURAS: Cortés Dept., CNP, Cantiles, Trail 5, small river close to camp, N15.513457 W88.241681; 1846m, 23 June 2012 collected by Merlijn Jocque, field code: BINCO_HON_12_047, in RBINS) is described and illustrated.

 

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