Dragonflies (Odonata) from South-Eastern Iran


A. Ebrahimi1, S. M. Madjdzadeh1 and H. Mohammadian2 1. Dept. of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran 2. Dept. of Environment, Biodiversity Office, Tehran, Iran * Corresponding author?s E-mail: aebrahimi60@yahoo.com


Twenty-seven species of Odonata were collected in the present survey in the freshwaters of South-Eastern Iran, Kerman province, in contrast to 11 species that were recorded previously from this region. In this study, 528 specimens were collected from more than 30 sites in Kerman province during 2006-2008. It seems that in this region due to its special biogeographic conditions, species diversity of this insect group is relatively high. In this research we collected African-Eurosiberian species, Anax imperator, in Kerman province which is the first record for central plateau of Iran. This species had been recorded only from northern part of Iran (Caspian Sea fringe).