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Information for Authors International Journal of Odonatology, Volume 12, Issue 2, Page 429, 2009 1 October 2009 Full text PDF Copyright information Issue section: Miscellany

Seasonal ecology of Algerian Lestidae (Odonata)

When comparing the phenology of species within the family Lestidae in Numidia, northeastern Algeria, we found that: (1) four of five species—Lestes barbarus, L. numidicus, L. viridis, and Sympecma fusca—feature a prolonged pre-reproductive period approaching five (Lestes spp.) or eight months (S. fusca); (2) adults of L. numidicus, and probably of S. fusca, move to…

Five new species of Orthemis from South America (Odonata: Libellulidae)

Five new species of the levis-group of Orthemis, O. cinnamomea (holotype ♂ in USNM: Peru, Madre de Dios Department, Explorer’s Inn on Río Tambopata, 12°50′S, 69°17′W, 300 m, 23 vii 2002, leg. D. Paulson & N. Smith), O. coracina (holotype ♂ in USNM: Ecuador, Sucumbios Province, Limoncocha, 00°24′S, 76°36′W, 300 m, 23 vii 1977, leg.

Cyanallagma corbeti sp. nov. from Brazil (Odonata: Coenagrionidae)

The new species Cyanallagma corbeti (holotype ♂: Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul State, Rio do Pinto river, km 93 of road RS-453 between São Francisco de Paula and Rio Tainha, 29°30′70″S, 50°51′70″W, 900 m, 09 xi 1967, leg. N.D. Santos); deposited in the Museu Nacional (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is described, illustrated, and compared…

How to enter a desert—patterns of Odonata colonisation of arid Namibia

With a total of 75 species the odonate diversity in the Namibian desert is surprisingly high. Based on their distribution characteristics, invasion patterns, and breeding success, there are six well-defined categories of Odonata: widespread species – (1) permanently living in the desert, and desert biased, (2) permanently living in the desert, but not desert-biased; (3)…