Tramea loewii (Odonata: Libellulidae), a dragonfly newly arrived in New Zealand

Rowe, R.J., Davies, C., Davies, D., Pohe, S.R., and Simpson, E.H. (2011) Tramea loewii (Odonata: Libellulidae), a dragonfly newly arrived in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 38 (2). pp. 189-193.

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Two adult females of the large, migratory dragonfly Tramea loewii were observed at Lake Rotokawau, Northland in 2005 and 2007. Larvae found at nearby Lake Waipara in 2007 indicate the species had bred in New Zealand. Given appropriate climatic conditions, this species may be expected to expand its range within the northern reaches of the country. Queensland and New Caledonia are likely sources for the New Zealand population. Morphological characters are provided to enable identification of adults and larvae in the field.

Item ID: 18834
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1175-8821
Keywords: Tramea loewii; Odonata; dragonfly; Northland; New Zealand; invasive species; transoceanic dispersal; Libellulidae
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2011 06:40
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060204 Freshwater Ecology @ 50%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060302 Biogeography and Phylogeography @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960308 Effects of Climate Change and Variability on New Zealand (excl. Social Impacts) @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960805 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales @ 50%
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