Lestes arvernus Piton 1935 (spread-winged damselfly)

Insecta - Odonata - Lestidae

Full reference: L. Piton. 1935. Pseudo-névroptères et Névroptères des Cinérites tertiaires d'Auvergne. Annales de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 78:171-176

Belongs to Lestes according to A. Nel and J. C. Paicheler 1994

See also Civet 1976, Piton 1935 and Piton and Théobald 1935

Sister taxa: Lestes aquisextana, Lestes brisaci, Lestes ceresti, Lestes conexus, Lestes datangensis, Lestes dianacompteae, Lestes forsterii, Lestes irenea, Lestes leucosia, Lestes ligea, Lestes lutzi, Lestes peisinoe, Lestes plicata, Lestes regina, Lestes sieblosiformis, Lestes statzi, Lestes vicina, Lestes zalesskyi

Type specimen: Station limnologique de Besse 13, a wing. Its type locality is Varennes near Lake Chambon, which is in a Piacenzian crater lake horizon in France.

Ecology: fast-moving volant carnivore-insectivore


• Pliocene of France (1 collection)

• Miocene of France (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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