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5 January 2022 Lindenia tetraphylla new to Libya (Odonata: Gomphidae)
Abd Alati Elsowayeb, Faraj Aboshaala, Mustafa Ghaliow, Boudjéma Samraoui
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We report on the first record of Lindenia tetraphylla (Vander Linden, 1825) in Libya. A total of twenty-one individuals of this species are the first documented records for this species in this country. All individuals were mature, observed in June in two non-consecutive years (2019 and 2021), suggesting local reproduction at two sites south of Misurata city. Habitats were man-made wetlands surrounded by lush vegetation. These observations and recent others from North Africa suggest that this species is progressively recovering parts of its western range lost during the 20th century, establishing itself now within a wide coastal and sub-coastal region in the countries bordering the southern Mediterranean. Further investigations are warranted to confirm the status, and to assess the life cycle and dispersal of L. tetraphylla in Libya.

Abd Alati Elsowayeb, Faraj Aboshaala, Mustafa Ghaliow, and Boudjéma Samraoui "Lindenia tetraphylla new to Libya (Odonata: Gomphidae)," Notulae odonatologicae 9(8), 372-377, (5 January 2022). https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5702963
Received: 21 October 2021; Published: 5 January 2022
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Anisoptera
dispersal
dragonfly
Maghreb
NORTH AFRICA
range expansion
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