First records of Brachythemis impartita in peninsular Italy (Odonata: Libellulidae)

  • Emanuele Guido Condello Roma, Italy.
  • Edoardo Razzetti Museo di Storia Naturale, Università degli studi di Pavia, Italy.
  • Cristiano Liuzzi CSdR- Association “Centro Studi de Romita”, c/o Filippo d’Erasmo, Bari, Italy.
  • Vittoria D’Agostino CSdR- Association “Centro Studi de Romita”, c/o Filippo d’Erasmo, Bari, Italy.
  • Fabio Mastropasqua | fabiomastro77@gmail.com CSdR- Association “Centro Studi de Romita”, c/o Filippo d’Erasmo, Bari, Italy.

Abstract

Two populations of Brachythemis impartita (Karsch, 1890) are here reported in peninsular Italy. The species was found for the first time in 2015 in Calabria in the area of the Angitola artificial lake (Maierato and Monterosso Calabro municipalities) not far from the Tyrrhenian coast. In 2016 the species was also observed in southern Apulia, along the banks of two artificial lagoons in the municipality of Ugento. Information are provided that confirm the habitat preferences of the species and a northward expansion.

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2017-12-22
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Short Scientific Notes
Keywords:
Brachythemis impartita, Libellulidae, Odonata, first records, peninsular Italy
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Condello, E., Razzetti, E., Liuzzi, C., D’Agostino, V., & Mastropasqua, F. (2017). First records of Brachythemis impartita in peninsular Italy (Odonata: Libellulidae). Fragmenta Entomologica, 49(2), 133-136. https://doi.org/10.4081/fe.2017.254

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