The northernmost record of the Neotropical giant damselfly Megaloprepus caerulatus (Drury, 1782) (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) in the American continent

  • Jaime Antonio Escoto-Moreno, Jaime Antonio
  • Alba Hernández-Hernández, Alba
  • Jesús Alberto Hernández-Hernández
  • Juan Márquez Luna Laboratorio de Sistemática Animal, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo
  • Marcelo Silva-Briano, Marcelo
  • Rodolfo Novelo-Gutiérrez, Rodolfo
Keywords: distribution, Hidalgo, Mexico, first record, Xochiatipan

Abstract

Megaloprepus caerulatus (Drury, 1782) is one of the largest damselflies in the world and it is recorded here for the first time in Acomul, state of Hidalgo, Mexico, being this the northernmost record known in the American Continent, which allows us to discuss its current geographic distribution and its taxonomic status.

Published
2018-06-30
Section
Short Communications