Monday, August 15, 2011

Yerbury’s Elf (Tetrathemis yerburyii)


A very rare endemic dragonfly of small size inhabits ponds and stagnant pools along streams of mid-hill rainforests. Museum specimens were so far collected from Hanguranketha, Hatton and Kandy (The dragonflies of Sri Lanka – Terrence the Fonseka). Therefore de Fonseka has noted that it is confined to the submontane areas of the island. However above picture was taken at the Horagolla national park (7° 8'29.44"N,  80° 5'2.83"E) a lowland rain forest patch of about 33acres in Gampaha district 170 ft a.s.l.

8 comments:

  1. Great work brother.Finding new localities are very important

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  2. Your Odonata list must add anther 4 new species brother.

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  3. It is a news for me of four new species. Have you got links to relevat papers published on describing those 4 new species?

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  4. I got a paper of new endemic damselfly species which sent by Matjaz Bedjanic.D.mojca, D.anamia and D.bine. If you want I can send it to you Bro.Latest Sp was described by Nancy (Macromidia donaldi pethiyagodai)but, I don't have that paper
    Nirodha

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  5. Macromidia donaldi pethiyagodai was published on 20 jun 2012 International Journal of Odonatology check and add it to your checklist
    Thanks and great work

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  6. Saw and photographed it in Kandy botanical garden and Sinharaja forrest reserve ! B.Nielsen

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