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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?
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.
Thank you very much indeed, Mike. Excellent info.