Borisov S.N.1, Kazenas V.L.2, Borisov A.S.1 2022. Dragonflies (Odonata) of the Syrdarya Karatau and the Arys River valley (southern Kazakhstan) with notes on seasonal latitudinal and altitudinal migrations // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.21. No.2: 78–90 [in English].

1 Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Frunze Str. 11, Novosibirsk 630091 Russia. E-mail:

2 Institute of Zoology of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Al-Farabi Ave. 93, Almaty 050060 Kazakhstan. E-mail:

doi 10.15298/euroasentj.21.2.04

ABSTRACT. 45 dragonfly species are presented for Syrdarya Karatau Range and Arys River valley in Southern Kazakhstan, with 19 species newly registered, and Somatochlora arctica Zetterstedt, 1840 given on the basis of literature data. Doubtful registrations of Calopteryx samarcandica Bartenef, 1911 and Somatochlora arctica are discussed. Seasonal latitudinal migrations of the four species, Anax ephippiger Burmeister, 1839, A. parthenope (Sylys, 1839), Pantala flavescens (Fabricius, 1798) and Sympetrum fonscolombii Selys, 1840, are determined from Chokpak Pass by means of ornithological traps. Seasonal altitudinal migrations are registered for seven species, Aeshna mixta Latreille, 1805, Sympetrum arenicolor Jodicke, 1994, S. meridionale (Selys, 1841), S. striolatum pallidum Selys, 1887, Sympecma fusca (Vander Linden, 1820), S. gobica (Forster, 1900) and S. paedisca (Brauer, 1877). In mountainous biocenoses the immigrant dragonfly species flight from plains for aestivation are represented in high numbers.

KEY WORDS: Odonata, South Kazakhstan, latitudinal migrations, altitude migrations.

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