Gomphus pulchellus Sélys, 1840 does not belong to the dragonfly (Odonata) fauna of the Czech Republic

Petr Jeziorski, Otakar Holuˇa
2011 Casopis Slezského Zemského Muzea (A)  
Gomphus pulchellus Sélys, 1840 does not belong to the dragonfly (Odonata) fauna of the Czech Republic Gomphus pulchellus is an unacceptable record from the Czech Republic in the past. This deciscion is based on the revision of the material deposited in all major Czech and Slovak museums, on the revision of several other dragonfly collections, as well as on an extensive faunistic research carried out by the authors during the last twenty years. In addition, the published data were critically
more » ... uated. In summary, no documented specimen in museums or private collections was found, and there are no recent records from the Czech Republic. Hence deletion of G. pulchellus from the species list of the Czech Republic is suggested. Reasons for the absence in the Czech Republic are discussed.
doi:10.2478/v10210-011-0025-4 fatcat:rr3smrqnrrfgtkxglcsn4nbtia