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Published: 2022-05-16

Two new Telebasis Selys, 1865 species (Odonata: Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae) from Western Colombia

Alabama Museum of Natural History, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA. 2Grupo de Entomología Universidad de Antioquia (GEUA), Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.
Alabama Museum of Natural History, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA.
Grupo de investigación Biodiversidad del Caribe Colombiano, Departamento de Biología, Universidad del Atlántico, Barranquilla, Colombia. Laboratório de Sistemática de Insetos Aquáticos (LABSIA), Universidade Federal do Paraná, Jardim das Américas, Curitiba, Brazil.
Odonata Ponds marshes swamps damselflies lentic systems aquatic vegetation macrophytes


Telebasis Selys, 1865 is a genus well represented in Colombia, with 18 species distributed throughout the territory, one of them being endemic to the country. One of the most underexplored biogeographic regions of the country is the Chocó, where we found the two new endemic species of Telebasis here described, Telebasis blasi sp. nov. and Telebasis noveloi sp. nov. In the description of both species, we provide detailed information about their distribution, diagnostic characteristics for males and females, pictures of living specimens and diagnostic characteristics, and a map showing the localities where each species was found. Finally, remarks on the conservation status of these species are presented; we consider that they are probably endangered, since they occupy small ranges and are threatened by several human activities.



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