Dragonflies Fauna (Odonata: Anisoptera) of Kech Balochistan, Pakistan

Authors

  • Bejjar Ahmed Department of Entomology, Balochistan Agriculture College, Quetta
  • Muhammad Amin Department of Entomology, Balochistan Agriculture College, Quetta
  • Ahmed Zia National Insect Museum, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad
  • Muhammad Qasim Department of Zoology, Kohsar University Murree, 47150, Punjab
  • Mehmood Khan Department of Entomology, Balochistan Agriculture College, Quetta
  • Zafar Ullah Department of Entomology, Balochistan Agriculture College, Quetta
  • Moheem Khan Department of Entomology, Balochistan Agriculture College, Quetta

Keywords:

Anisoptera, Balochistan, Dragonflies, Kech, Odonata, Pakistan

Abstract

District Kech of the Balochistan province of Pakistan is explored in present study for exploring Odonata fauna. It is the baseline work conducted in this area for Odonata diversity. Baluchistan occupies an important geographic as well as geo political positioning being bordered with Iran and representing palearctic as well as traces of Afrotropical fauna. Current study revealed 11 species (Pantala flavescens, Diplacodes lefebvrii, Trithemis kirbyi kirbyi, T.aurora, T. festiva, Brachydiplax sobrina, Crocothemis servilia, Sympetrum fonscolombii, Onychogomphus bistrigatus, Orthetrum sabina and Anax parthenope) under 03 families (Aeshnidae, Gomphidae and Libellulidae). Among recorded fauna five species viz, Onychogomphus bistrigatus, Brachydiplax sobrina, Trithemis festiva, T. aurora, and Diplacodes lefebvrii are first time reported from Balochistan province of Pakistan. The results indicate a high potential to bring forward more important records from Baluchistan province, if explored thoroughly and on broader scale.

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Published

2023-12-30

How to Cite

Ahmed, B., Amin, M., Zia, A., Qasim, M., Khan, M., Ullah, Z., & Khan, M. (2023). Dragonflies Fauna (Odonata: Anisoptera) of Kech Balochistan, Pakistan. Jammu Kashmir Journal of Agriculture, 3(3), 215–220. Retrieved from http://jkjagri.com/index.php/journal/article/view/95

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