The Cordulegaster holtonicomplex is considered a superspecies. C. pictus Selys, 1854, is newly defined and its larva is briefly characterized. The identity of C. annulatus intermedius Selys & Hagen, 1858, is established and a lectotype is designated for this taxon. Cordulegaster heros sp. n. (6 holotypc: St. Andra v.d.H., Lower Austria, Austria, numerous paratypes of both sexes from lower Austria, Vienna and Styria, all Austria, and from Dalmatia, Yugoslavia) and C. h. pelionensis ssp. n. (<5 holotype, numerous paratypes of both sexes: Makryrrachi-Anelion, Pelion Mts., Greece) are described and illustrated. Both imagines and larvae are compared with their most similar and perhaps closest allies.


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G. Theischinger. (1979). Cordulegaster heros sp. nov. und Cordulegaster heros pelionensis ssp. nov., zwei neue Taxa des Cordulegaster boltoni (Donovan)-Komplexes aus Europa (Anisoptera: Cordulegasteridae). Odonatologica, 8(1), 23–38.