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Published: 2019-04-30
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Argia nataliae n. sp. from Colombia (Odonata: Coenagrionidae)

Plant Pest Diagnostics Center, California Department of Food & Agriculture, 3294 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, CA 95832-1448, USA.
Damselfly description Neotropical Odonata


Argia nataliae n. sp. (Holotype ♂: COLOMBIA, Antioquia Department, Estación Cristalina, about. 28 km west of Puerto Berrio, ca. 6.41 N, 74.58 W, 16 ii 1917, Jesse Hunter & Edward Bruce Williamson leg., in University of Michigan [UMMZ]) is described and illustrated and compared with similar species.


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