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Published: 2013-09-17
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Odonata diversity of the middle and lower reaches of the Red River basin, Yunnan, China

Ph. D., Institute of Zoology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100101, China
Ph. D., Institute of Entomology, College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin, 300071, China
Odonata new records biodiversity habitats Red River protection


Eighty six species of Odonata are recorded from the middle and lower reaches of the Red River basin. Archineura hetaerinoides is recorded from China for the first time. Five genera and five species are new to Yunnan Province. Among the six types of odonate habitats, forest streams have the highest species diversity whereas ponds have the most species shared with other habitats. Both of these two habitats are important in biodiversity conservation and need urgent protection.