A New Species of Archilestes from Mexico and Central America, with Further Notes on the Status of Cyptolestes Williamson (Odonata: Lestidae)

Thomas W. Donnelly


Archilestes latialatus, new species, occurs from Chiapas, Mexico, to Nicaragua. It is closely related to A. tuberalatus (Williamson), from which it is distinguished by the anal appendages. The 2 species are put in the subgenus Cyptolestes (new status), distinguished by the widened cell marginal to the quadrangle in the hind wind and by the vestigial inferior appendage in the male.

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