Orthemis schmidti Holotype
Photos of the Holotype of Orthemis schmidti
by Jerrell Daigle
I have taken montage photos of the Orthemis schmidti Buchholz, 1950 holotype female now housed in the International Odonata Research Institute/DPI in Gainesville, Florida. It is on loan from the Tokyo Natural Science Museum, Japan. The holotype was collected near Iquitos, Peru in 1930.
I can find no structural differences between it and recent O. schmidti females from South America and Florida. Similarly, I can find no structural differences between O. schmidti males from South America, the Greater Antilles, and Florida.
If one has specimens from the Yucatan and Cuba, I would be most grateful to examine those specimens. Let me know if you have any questions. My email is as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!