Friday, November 29, 2013

Odonata of the province of Khon Kaen



I have finally got round to collating the species I have photographed in Khon Kaen province (my hometown) over the past five years. I am rather surprised to have found exactly 70 species .... not bad for a flat, boring cultivated landscape. I hope to add more next year (I saw a Gomphidae at Phu Wiang a few years back and MUST find it). 

Here are my findings between 2008 and 2013, mainly within the city boundaries, The River Chi, Phu Pha Man National Park and Phu Wiang National Park:

Family: Calopterygidae
1. Vestalis gracilis [U]

 Family: Coenagrionidae
2. Aciagrion borneense [C]
3. Aciagrion pallidum [C]
4. Agriocnemis minima [C]
5. Agriocnemis pygmaea [C]
6. Cercion malayanum [U]
7. Ceriagrion auranticum [C]
8. Ceriagrion cerinorubellum [R]
9. Ceriagrion indochinense [C]
10. Ceriagrion praetermissum [C]
11. Ischnura senegalensis [C]
12. Onychargia atrocyana [C]
13. Pseudagrion australasiae [R]
14. Pseudagrion microcephalum [C]
15. Pseudagrion rubriceps [C]

  Family: Chlorocyphidae
16. Libellago lineata [C]

   Family: Lestidae
17. Lestes concinnus [C]
18. Lestes elatus [C]
19. Lestes thoracicus [ER]
20. Orolestes octomaculata [R]

   Family: Platycnemididae
21. Copera chantaburii [C]
22. Copera ciliata [C]
23. Copera marginipes [C]

Family: Protoneuridae
24. Prodasineura autumnalis [C]
25. Prodasineura coerulescens [R]

   Family: Aeshnidae
26. Anax sp. (poss A. guttatus) [U]
27. Gynacantha saltatrix [U]
28. Gynacantha subinterrupta [C]
29. Heliaeschna uninervulata [ER]

   Family: Corduliidae
30. Epophthalmia frontalis [C]

   Family: Gomphidae
31. Ictinogomphus decoratus [C]

   Family: Libellulidae
32. Acisoma panorpoides [C]
33. Aethriamanta aethra [C]
34. Aethriamanta brevipennis [C]
35. Aethriamanta gracilis [ER]
36. Brachydiplax chalybea [C]
37. Brachydiplax farinosa [U]
38. Brachydiplax sobrina [R]
39. Brachythemis contaminata [C]
40. Camacinia gigantea [ER]
41. Cratilla lineata calverti [C]
42. Crocothemis servilia servilia [C]
43. Diplacodes nebulosa [C]
44. Diplacodes trivialis [C]
45. Hydrobasileus croceus [R]
46. Lathrecista asiatica [U]
47. Macrodiplax cora [U]
48. Neurothemis fulvia [C]
49. Neurothemis intermedia atalanta [C]
50. Neurothemis tullia [C]
51. Orthetrum chrysis [C]
52. Orthetrum glaucum [C]
53. Orthetrum pruinosum neglectum [C]
54. Orthetrum sabina [C]
55. Pantala flavescens [C]
56. Potamarcha congener [C]
57. Pseudothemis jorina [U]
58. Rhodothemis rufa [C]
59. Rhyothemis phyllis [C]
60. Rhyothemis plutonia [U]
61. Rhyothemis triangularis [R]
62. Rhyothemis variegata [C]
63. Tetrathemis platyptera [U]
64. Tholymis tillarga [C]
65. Tramea transmarina euryale [ER]
66. Trithemis aurora [C]
67. Trithemis festiva [C]
68. Trithemis pallidinervis [C]
69. Urothemis s. signata [C]
70. Zyxomma petiolatum [U]

Rareness based on my personal findings within the province
C = Common
U = Uncommon
R = Rare
ER = Extremely Rare