Range extension of Microgomphus souteri Fraser, 1924 (Insecta: Odonata: Gomphidae) to northern Western Ghats, India

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Sridhar Halali
Dhiraj Halali
Parag Rangnekar

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During opportunistic surveys conducted at Collem (Goa), a specimen of male Microgomphus souteri Fraser 1924 was collected on 14th September 2013. Another male specimen was collected on 28th June 2014. Microgomphus souteri Fraser 1924 is recorded for the first time in northern Western Ghats and is a new record for Goa. Type specimen was described from Coorg (Karnataka) and was later recorded from Kerala. The discovery of this species in Goa has expanded its range to the north of the Western Ghats. With this discovery currently 88 species of Odonata are now known from the state.

 

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Halali, S., Halali, D. and Rangnekar, P. 2015. Range extension of Microgomphus souteri Fraser, 1924 (Insecta: Odonata: Gomphidae) to northern Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 7, 8 (Jun. 2015), 7480–7483. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o4259.7480-3.
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