Humala A., Polevoi A.V. 2020. First records of remarkable damselfly species Nehalennia speciosa (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) from the Republic of Karelia (Russia) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.29. No.2: 123–126 [in English].

Forest Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushkinskaya St. 11, Petrozavodsk 185910, Russia. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.29.2.01

ABSTRACT: Several local populations of remarkable Odonata species  Nehalennia speciosa (Coenagrionidae) are reported for the first time from the Republic of Karelia. N. speciosa is considered a threatened species in Europe even though it is widespread throughout the Palaearctic region. The species was found within several nature protected areas of Karelia, where entomological studies were conducted. The biology and distribution of N. speciosa are briefly observed.

KEY WORDS: distribution, Fennoscandia, new finding, north-west Russia, Odonata, rare species, South Karelia.

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