The Odonata of Kosrae, Eastern Caroline Islands, Micronesia

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2003-10
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Buden, Donald W.
Paulson, Dennis R.
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University of Hawai'i Press
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A recent collection of 69 specimens together with survey counts and incidental observations during June-July 2002 provide new information on the odonate fauna of Kosrae, Micronesia. The fauna comprises one zygopteran (Ischnura aurora) and six anisopterans. It appears to have remained stable with no known extinctions or colonizations over the past half century. The fauna is nearly a subset of that of Pohnpei and the islands to the west, and it comprises six widespread weedy species and one endemic, Hemicordulia erico. Upland aquatic habitats appear largely unexploited or underutilized by odonates, and the absence of any Teinobasis species on Kosrae is in marked contrast to the presence of six species on the nearest high island, Pohnpei.
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Buden DW, Paulson DR. 2003. The Odonata of Kosrae, eastern Caroline Islands, Micronesia. Pac Sci 57(4): 399-407.
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