oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A Contribution towards the systematics of dragonflies of Southern Africa (Odonata)



This communication presents results of studies on the systematics of dragonflies of Southern Africa. It contains descriptionptions of several new species and subspecies, and remarks on a few other species, where I have been able to supplement or correct the original descriptionptions. I have paid special attention to the genus Pseudagrion Selys, which contains the most species of all African genera. The work on this genus is, in part, a continuation of my previous study of the thoracic structures, as suitable characters for distinguishing the females in this genus (Balinsky, 1957).


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