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Published: 2019-02-22

Two new damselflies of the genus Idiocnemis Selys from Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea (Odonata: Platycnemididae)

Department of Biology, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, U.S.A. 2Arachnida Section, Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany
Herpetology Department, South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, S A. 5000, Australia
Odonata Damselfly Zygoptera new species Lakekamu Kikori River Basin Papua New Guinea


Two new species of the genus Idiocnemis Selys, 1886 from southern Papua New Guinea are described: Idiocnemis lakekamuensis sp. nov. from the Lakekamu Basin and I. milou sp. nov. from Lakekamu and the Kikori River lowlands. Males and females are illustrated and compared with other species of the Idiocnemis bidentata group. Both new species are known only from the Papuan Gulf Foreland area of endemism and may be considered endemic to it.



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