oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Diagnosis, morphology, variation and tandem linkage



Trithemis Brauer, 1868, Verh. zool.-bot. Ges. Wien 18: 176, 366, 735; type-species Libellula aurora Burmeister, 1839. Helothermis Karsch, 1889, Berl. ent. Z. 33: 370; type-species Libellula dorsalis Rambur, 1842. Stoechia Kirby, 1898, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 2: 235; type-species Stoechia distanti Kirby, 1898. Misthotus Kirby, 1905, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 15: 192; type-species Misthotus marshalli Kirby, 1905. The type-species of the three listed generic synonyms are discussed below (p. 89) under T. dorsalis (Rambur). Published references to the genus may be found in Pinhey (1962c: 267). The earlier diagnosis (Pinhey, 1962c: 267) is quoted here. Emendations to this diagnosis have become necessary and these follow the diagnosis.


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