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Re-description of Coeliccia erici Laidlaw, and the description of Coeliccia sameerae sp. nov. from Peninsular Malaysia (Odonata: Zygoptera: Platycnemididae)

Naturalis Biodiversity Center, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands Sarawak Museum Campus Project, Jabatan Muzium Sarawak, Jalan Barrack, 9300 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Centre for Insect Systematics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
Centre for Insect Systematics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
Odonata Zygoptera Platycnemididae Coeliccia erici kimurai sameerae Malaysia new species synonym


Coeliccia erici Laidlaw, 1917 is re-described and illustrated for both sexes; its taxonomic history and the confusion surrounding it is discussed. Coeliccia kimurai Asahina, 1990 is shown to be a junior synonym of C. erici. Coelicca sameerae sp. nov. (holotype ♂, small stream near Sungai Lasir, Tasik Kenyir, Terengganu, Malaysia, deposited in the Natural History Museum, London) is described from both sexes from Peninsular Malaysia; this species had been confused with C. erici until now. A remark on the status of Coeliccia simillima Laidlaw, 1917 is made.



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