Dragonfly (odanata) records of Kakamega Forest, Western Kenya,with notes on the ecology of rain forest species

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A list of dragonflies recorded in Kakamega Forest, Western Kenya is presented, including ten new records for Kenya. Some of the species have their centre of distribution in West Africa. Ecological notes on different adaptation strategies of rain forest dragonflies are given, mainly focusing on visibility and flight behaviour of the males. Seasonality patterns of the observed dragonflies and distinct behavioural features of selected species, e.g. Hadrothemis and Gynacantha are described.

Journal of East African Natural History Vol. 88 (1&2) 1999: pp. 17-23

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eISSN: 1026-1613
print ISSN: 0012-8317