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Arthropods, 2014, 3(2): 120-126
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Check list of first recorded dragonfly (Odonata: Anisoptera) fauna of District Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Farzana Perveen1 , Anzela Khan2, Sayed Abdul Rauf3
1Departments of Zoology, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University (SBBU), Main Campus, Sheringal, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
2Beaconhouse School System, Margalla Campus (BMI-G), H-8, Islamabad, Pakistan
3Departments of Zoology, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University (SBBU), Main Campus, Sheringal, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Received 5 March 2014;Accepted 10 April 2014;Published online 1 June 2014
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Abstract
The dragonflies (Odonata: Anisoptera) are large, intermediate to small size, having different colours and variable morphological characters. They also carry ornamental and environmental indicator values. The first recorded, the collection of 318 dragonflies was made during May-July 2011 from district Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Among them 11 species of dragonflies were identified belonging to 3 families. The golden-ringed, Cordulegaster brevistigma brevistigma Selys is belonging to family Cordulegasteridae and Clubtails, Onychogomphus bistrigatus Selys is belonging to family Gomophidaed. The spine-legged redbolt, Rhodothemis rufa (Rambur); black-tailed skimmer, Orthetrum cancellatum Linnaeus; blue or black-percher, Diplacodes lefebvrei (Ramber); ground-skimmer, Diplacodes trivialis Rambur; common red-skimmer, Orthetrum pruinosum neglectum (Rambur); triangle-skimmer, Orthetrum triangulare triangulare (Selys); common-skimmer, Sympetrum decoloratum Selys; slender-skimmer, Orthetrum Sabina (Drury) and wandering-glider or global-skimmer, Pantala flavescens (Fabricius) are belonging to family Libellulidae. It is concluded that there is a diversity to explain dragonfly fauna from district Lower Dir.

Keywords Cordulegasteridae;dragonflies;Gomophidae;Libellulidae;Lower Dir.



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