Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies


Volume 2, Issue 4


New records of dragonflies (Odonata) from Toebirongchhu sub-watershed in Punakha District, Western Bhutan

Author(s): Tshering Dorji

Abstract: Opportunistic survey of dragonfly diversity and distribution was done in Toebirongchhu sub-watershed within Punakha Dzongkhag, Western Bhutan to give updated list of species within the study area and the Dzongkhag, and update the species list for Bhutan. Total of 24 species belonging to 19 genera and 11 families were recorded of which 22 species are new record for the study area, 20 species for the Punakha Dzongkhag and 1 for Bhutan. The updated list of species for Punakha Dzongkhag is 28 species and for Bhutan is 85 species. Important records are Anisogomphus caudalis a Data Deficient species and a new record for Bhutan, Aristocypha (Rhinocypha) cuneata, another Data Deficient species, Epiophlebia laidlawi a Near Threatened species and Anisopleura bella a recently described species currently recorded only from Bhutan.

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Fig 1: Female thelycum of Metapenaeopsis palmensis

Fig: Anisogomphus caudalis: a. Live photo in the field; b. Preserved copulating female (left) and male (right).

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