Addendum & Errata for "Checklist of Kansas Damselflies" (R.J. Beckemeyer & D.G. Huggins, March, 1998, Vol. 44, No. 1, 16 pp., The Kansas School Naturalist, Emporia State University, The Price R. and Flora A. Reid Foundation, and the Central States Entomological Society)
Prepared by Roy J. Beckemeyer
Last updated 23 October 2001
- p. 10.
- Total number of damselflies should be increased from 40 to
- Total number of Pond Damsels should be increased from 32 to 34.
- Add new species No. 13a. Argia immunda (Hagen) 1861 -- Kiowa
Dancer [Added to list based on specimen of male collected by Gary F. Hevel from Cherokee County (Riverton) on 27 April, 1963, and discovered in USNM collection by Roy Beckemeyer.]
- p. 12.
- Roy Beckemeyer owes his co-author, the editor of KSN, and the recipients of the Kansas School Naturalist an apology for an
error that has resulted from his carelessness in labeling a slide and his inattention in allowing an incorrectly identified damselfly picture to get into print. The middle left hand photo on page 12 is NOT No. 26. COENAGRIONIDAE: Enallagma exsulans. It is a species that does not even occur in Kansas. Somehow I inadvertently associated my specimens of Enallagma exsulans with this photo which was taken at the same site. The species depicted is either Enallagma boreale or Enallagma cyathigerum. Enallagma exsulans has a much wider black thoracic stripe, and has nearly the entire dorsum of abdominal segments 1-8 and 10 in the male black (segment 9 is entirely blue), and the entire dorsum of segments 1-8 black in the female, with the anterior half of 9 black and 10 entirely pale. I deeply regret the confusion and difficulty this
error will cause those who use this publication. Thanks to Dennis Paulson for alerting me to my mistake. Roy Beckemeyer 23 April, 1998.
(See note at bottom of this page for links to pictures
of Enallagma exsulans accessible from this web site.)
- p. 14:
- Add Species No. 39a, Nehalennia gracilis Morse 1895 - Sphagnum
Sprite, based on photo in "Insects of Kansas", by White &
Salsbury, Kansas Department of Agriculture, 2000.
- Species No. 40, Telebasis salva (Hagen) 1861 - Desert Firetail.
Add to species account that the species was photographed in Barber Co., KS
on 5 September 1999 by Betsy Betros of Lenexa KS. Photo in the
possession of and identified by Roy Beckemeyer.
- p. 15:
- In the title of Ref. 25, the genus name is misspelled. It should read "Enallagma" rather than "Eanallagma".
- The addendum at the bottom of the page should now include the 82nd Anisoptera species, Erythrodiplax umbrata (Linnaeus) 1758 -- Band-winged Dragonlet, the 83rd Anisoptera species, Aeshna interrupta lineata Walker 1908 -- Variable Darner, and the 41st Zygoptera species, Argia immunda (Hagen) 1861 -- Kiowa Dancer,
and the 42nd Zygoptera species, Nehalennia gracilis Morse 1895 -
Sphagnum Sprite, which brings the total number of Odonata species for Kansas to
125 (42 Zygoptera and 83 Anisoptera)
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