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This website was developed by Marc Tailly and Vasil Ananian and provides the most recent and comprehensive information about the Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) of Armenia.
Armenia, a country in the southern Caucasus, about the size of Belgium, was relatively well studied for dragonflies in the 1940’s, principally by the late N.N. Akramowski from the Armenian Institute of Zoology. But after that period very little data was added to the existing knowledge. Since 1998 on a voluntary basis we initiated new studies and field surveys in the country. These produced several additional taxa for Armenian odonatofauna and increased the country’s list up to the currently known 60 species.
On these pages you’ll find a regularly updated checklist, distribution maps for each species and photographs of Dragonflies and Damselflies and their habitats in Armenia. We have also included a near complete list of publications on the subject in Armenia and some key references for the neighbouring countries and the Caucasus in general. Most of the primary sources are in Russian, and in due course we hope to make some of these (completely or partially) available in an informal English translation on this website, accessible then to a wider public of enthusiasts.
If you have any questions concerning Odonata of Armenia or this website, please contact us at info(AT)armenodon.org
|2004 version of Armenian Dragonflies|