New records of the Paleotropical migrant Hemianax ephippiger in the Caribbean and a review of its status in the Neotropics

Tropical America is currently experiencing the establishment of a new apex insect predator, the Paleotropical dragonfly Hemianax ephippiger (Odonata: Aeshnidae). H. ephippiger is migratory and is suggested to have colonised the eastern Neotropics by chance Trans-Atlantic displacement. We report the discovery of H. ephippiger at three new locations in the Caribbean, the islands of Bonaire,…

Spatial displacement of Odonata in south-west Siberia

A brief account is presented of mass dragonfly migrations observed previously in Russia and West Siberia in particular. A mass migration in Libellula quadrimaculata is described in detail. It occurred on 1 July 1981 in the south-western part of the West Siberian Plain in the valley of the Ishym River. From 1968 to 2008 we…

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)…

Getting there

Travel Visas: EU and EEA citizens have right of entry (at least for the near future). Others should check the visa website ‘Old commonwealth’ and USA is pretty straightforward, but rules for the rest of the world vary. A Standard Visitor visa presently costs £87 (about $US120). Health Some countries have reciprocal arrangements, at least (more…)

Special Session: Ten years since Philip

International Congress of Odonatology 2017 Corbet session The International Congress of Odonatology 2017 (ICO2017) will be held in the Gillespie Centre at Clare College Cambridge from 16 to 20 July 2017. Registration will be on Saturday 15 July. Special Session: Ten years since Philip A special session to celebrate the work of Philip S. Corbet (more…)