The Odonata of Tunisia


Between 1987 and 1999 several visits to 69 localities in Tunisia were made. Altogether 46 species of Odonata, including 10 new to Tunisia, were recorded, raising the Tunisian checklist to 52 species. Our observations cover early May to mid June and late September to early November. Using as a basis for inference data from nearby Numidia that cover the period missing from our own observations, we assume that many species have a long flight period. Among such species, some are known to be univoltine, exhibiting protracted aestivation as a prereproductive adult, whereas some others, we suggest, may be bivoltine.

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