ADDITIONS TO THE ODONATA FAUNA OF IRAN

Document Type: Research Note

Authors

1 Department of Biology, College of Sciences, Shiraz University, Shiraz, I. R. of Iran

2 Natural History Museum, BouAli Sina University, Hamedan I. R. of Iran

Abstract

Forty eight species of Odonata families, including Libellulidae (23 species), Aeschnidae (7
species), Gomphidae (5 species), Cordulegastridae (1 species) from suborder Anisoptera and Euphaeidae (1
species), Calopterygidae (1 species), Lestidae (3 species), Platycnemididae (1 species) and Coenagrionidae (6
species) from suborder Zygoptera were collected from 46 sampling sites in Iran between early May 2001 to
mid June 2002. Two species of Libellulidae (Libellula fulva and Sympetrum sinaiticum), and one species of
Gomphidae, (Paragomphus sinaiticus) are recorded from Iran for the first time.

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