Contribution to the knowledge of the Odonata fauna of Bosnia and Herzegovina – Results of the ECOO 2012

Authors

  • Dejan Kulijer National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zmaja od Bosne 3, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Damjan Vinko Slovenska 14, SI-1234 Mengeš, Slovenia
  • Magnus Billqvist The Swedish Society for Conservation of Nature in Scania, Box 1013, 221 04 Lund
  • Jan Joost Mekkes Vliers 2, 7751 ZS, Dalen, the Netherlands

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.14.2.23-38

Keywords:

Odonata, dragonflies, distribution, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Balkans

Abstract

As a part of the 2nd European Congress on Odonatology (ECOO 2012), which was held in the beginning of July 2012 in Belgrade (Serbia), a post congress excursion to Bosnia and Herzegovina was organized. Between 6 and 12 August 2012, altogether 36 localities in three biogeographical regions throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina were surveyed, and 52 dragonfly species were found. This represents 83% of the hitherto recorded dragonfly species for the country. The most significant results are the second record and a new locality of Somatochlora metallica, second record of Coenagrion hastulatum, and first observation of the strong population of Lindenia tetraphylla for the country. New records of rare and/or threatened species, i.e. Coenagrion ornatum, Ceriagrion tenellum, Caliaeschna microstigma, Cordulegaster heros and Selysiothemis nigra, are also reported. The records of the most interesting species are briefly discussed from the aspects of biogeography and nature conservation.

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30.12.2012

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Kulijer, D., Vinko, D., Billqvist, M., & Mekkes, J. J. (2012). Contribution to the knowledge of the Odonata fauna of Bosnia and Herzegovina – Results of the ECOO 2012 . Natura Sloveniae, 14(2), 23-38. https://doi.org/10.14720/ns.14.2.23-38

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