Dragonflies and damselflies of the Western Cape - OdonataMAP report, August 2018

  • Les Underhill
  • Megan Loftie-Eaton
  • Rene Navarro

Abstract

  • In the two-year period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2018, citizen scientists added seven species to the list of dragonflies and damselflies in the Western Cape, bringing the total to 76 species (Figure 1).

  • The database available for this report contained 11,267 records of dragonflies and damselflies. This includes the specimen record dating back to the start of the 20th century.

  • Of these records 2,433 records (22%) were added between July 2016 and June 2017, and 4,202 (37%) between July 2017 and June 2018.

  • Thus 59% of the entire Western Cape database of records of dragonflies and damselflies was contributed by citizen scientists in two years.

Published
2018-09-06
How to Cite
UNDERHILL, Les; LOFTIE-EATON, Megan; NAVARRO, Rene. Dragonflies and damselflies of the Western Cape - OdonataMAP report, August 2018. Biodiversity Observations, [S.l.], v. 9, p. 9.7:1-21, sep. 2018. ISSN 2219-0341. Available at: <https://journals.uct.ac.za/index.php/BO/article/view/643>. Date accessed: 19 sep. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.15641/bo.v9i0.643.
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