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Sep 3, 2013 7:52 AM

Protostida lindgreni

In 1920, the Bombay Natural History Society named a newly submitted dragonfly Protostida lindgreni, “after Mr. O. Lindgren of Darjeeling to whom I am indebted for it”. 

My interest is that Mr. O. Lindgren was my tea-planting uncle.  However, efforts to find any further reference to this dragonfly have failed.  Might anyone be able to direct me to a possible source?

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    Sep 3, 2013 8:46 AM (in response to DCM)
    Re: Protostida lindgreni

    Try Protosticta lindgreni Fraser, 1920.

    That should get you back on track.

     

    I think 'Protostida' is a typo (perhaps from scanning/photocopying) for 'Protosticta'  - the 'ct' blurring to appear like a 'd'.

     

    It seems this one may also have been named after your uncle:

    - Paragomphus lindgreni (Fraser, 1923) [Onychogomphus lindgreni Fraser, 1923]

     

    The author, Fraser, was Frederick C. Fraser, who wrote

    'A Reclassification of the Order Odonata', 1957, the definitive work on the classification of Odonata.

     

    Good luck!

    Mike

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