Recent Odonata records from southern Florida – effects of global warming?


A brief Odonata survey in southern Florida, USA, in January 2000 resulted in the discovery of two new species, Chrysobasis lucifer and Nehalennia minuta, for the USA and established populations of two other species, Tholymis citrina and Tramea calverti, that had been considered vagrants. Flight seasons of six additional species were extended. These records are discussed in light of the predicted effects of global warming.

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