New records of Rhodothemis rufa (Rambur, 1842) and Lamelligomphus biforceps (Selys 1878) (Odonata: Anisoptera) from Pakistan with redescription of L. biforceps (Selys 1878)

Document Type: Regular Paper


1 Agricultural Training Institute, Karor, District Layyah

2 Department of Entomology, PMAS, Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi

3 National Insect Museum, NARC, Islamabad


The current status and distribution of the dragonflies (Anisoptera) of Pakistan were studied during 2005-2009. Two dragonfly species were identified for the first time from Pakistan. Among these, Rhodothemis rufa is a red, medium-sized dragonfly. Lamelligomphus biforceps is also reported for the first time from Pakistan and re-described owing to having minor taxonomic differences from that of Fraser’s description. Some notes on the color, literature records and geographical distributions are summarized.