Rediscovery of Martin’s Duskhawker Anaciaeschna martini (Selys, 1897) (Odonata: Aeshnidae) from Western Ghats, peninsular India, with notes on its current distribution and oviposition behavior

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Kalesh Sadasivan
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6151-8020
Manoj Sethumadhavan
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4600-7895
S. Jeevith
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1003-8016
Baiju Kochunarayanan

Abstract

Rediscovery and recent distribution records of Anaciaeschna martini (Selys, 1897) (Odonata: Aeshnidae) from Western Ghats of peninsular India is discussed with notes on oviposition behavior.  Although mentioned in odonate checklists of the region, there are no recent records or photographic evidence of the species from Western Ghats since its last report and collection by F.C. Fraser from Annamalai Hills in 1933.

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Sadasivan, K., Sethumadhavan, M., Jeevith, S. and Kochunarayanan, B. 2021. Rediscovery of Martin’s Duskhawker Anaciaeschna martini (Selys, 1897) (Odonata: Aeshnidae) from Western Ghats, peninsular India, with notes on its current distribution and oviposition behavior. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 13, 1 (Jan. 2021), 17543–17547. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.6301.13.1.17543-17547 .
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Kalesh Sadasivan, TNHS Odonate Research Group (TORG), Travancore Nature History Society (TNHS), MBRRA, Mathrubhumi Road, Vanchiyoor, Trivandrum, Kerala 695024, India.

Assistant Professor

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