Pacificagrion dolorosa Fraser

Sorrowful Damselfly (Pacificagrion dolorosa

The Sorrowful Damselfly was described in the year 1953 on the basis of a male, that had been collected on the island of ‘Upolu, Samoa.  

The species is almost unknown.  

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The Sorrowful Damselfly was not found during recent field studies; however, the exact locality appears to be only insufficiently known. [2]  

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There obviously is at least one other, not yet described species on the island of Tutuila. [1][2]  

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References:  

[1] Milen Marinov; Warren Chin; Eric Edwards; Brian Patrick; Hamish Patrick: A revised and updated Odonata checklist of Samoa (Insecta: Odonata). Faunistic Studies in South-East Asian and Pacific Island Odonata 5: 1-21. 2013 
[2] Milen Marinov; Mark Schmaedick; Dan Polhemus; Rebecca L. Stirnemann; Fialelei Enoka; Pulemagafa Siaifoi Fa’aumu; Moeumu Uili: Faunistic and taxonomic investigations on the Odonata fauna of the Samoan archipelago with particular focus on taxonomic ambiguities in the “Ischnurine complex”. Journal of the International Dragonfly Fund 91: 1-56. 2015  

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edited: 23.08.2017