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Morphological study of three native Odonata species from Basrah Governorate – South of Iraq

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Huda Kadhim Ahmed, Dhia Khlaif Kareem

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Int. J. Biosci.14( 5), 141-155, May 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/14.5.141-155


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The morphological description was done to identify three native species belonging to the family Libellulidae (Odonata: Anisoptera) from Basrah Governorate – South of Iraq, to consider as native species for the first time. The Specimens were collected from three different regions, during the period from December 2017 to November 2018. The diagnostic features of the adults and naiads of the breeding species: Orthetrum sabina, Crocothemis servilia and Diplacodes trivialis, shows the diversity of specific characters for each species which were photographed and figured.


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