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Lyriothemis defonsekai van der Poorten, 2009 is a nationally Critically Endangered odonate species in Sri Lanka.Â It is endemic to the country and was known only from the type locality, Kudawa, Sinharaja Forest Reserve and its vicinity thus it was considered to be a point endemic.Â We report the first ever record of the species outside Sinharaja extending the known range of the species.Â The present observations were recorded from Yagirala Forest Reserve where an immature male and one or two mature females of the species were observed.Â We also discuss the observations on its habitat and distribution range.ÂÂ
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