New records of damselfly Lestes thoracicus Laidlaw, 1920 (Odonata: Zygoptera: Lestidae) from Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh states, central India

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S.S. Talmale
A.D. Tiple


A new distribution record of an Odonata species from Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh is reported. Lestes thoracicus Laidlaw, 1920 is recorded for the first time from Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Previously the species was recorded only from Bihar, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Orissa, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Diagnostic characters with photographic details of male anal appendages are also given for easy identification of this rare damselfly species.

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