Dragonflies of Ukraine


About the web site

The aim of the site is to unite specialists and amateurs for the popularization
of odonatological observations and investigations in Ukraine.
The website provides help to amateurs and students working in different
regions of Ukraine.

Fruitful contact between specialists
and amateurs has helped us to
identify interesting regions with high
Odonate diversity, including rare
species; to check identifications;
and to organize expeditions and
excursions in the countryside.

Please contact lena.dyatlova@gmail.com for any suggestions and questions

News of the web site "Dragonflies of Ukraine"

Lindenia tetraphylla, male, © JP-Boudot

07.07.2014 Lindenia tetraphylla - a new species for Ukrainian fauna (Savchuk, Karolinskiy, 2013). Pages updated: New Articles, Checklist, Information, History of Ukrainian odonatology, Literature.

26.08.2011 A list of publications by Nataly Matushkina was updated.

16.03.2011. Skvortsov V.E. The dragonflies of Eastern Europe and Caucasus: An illustrated guide: Moskow: KMK Scientific Press Ltd. - 2010. 623 p. Download here.

14.03.2011. A list of rare plants and animals species was approved for Odessa Oblast. More details.

13.02.2011. New publication: L. Khrokalo. Expansion of Crocothemis erythraea in Ukraine // BioRisk 5. - 2010. P. 211–223 (ed. J. Ott). Available for free download here: http://www.pensoft.net/product.php?p=10460&r=34&r2=

11.02.2011. New publication: Karolinskiy Е., Gramma V. New Finds of Dragonflies (Odonata) in Kharkiv Region // Vestnik Zoologii. – 2010. – 44(6). – P. 524. PDF

2.02.2011 A list of publications by Nataly Matushkina was updated.

28.12.2010. New article: A.V. Martynov, V.V. Martynov. Distribution of Cordulegaster bidentata Selys, 1843 (Odonata, Cordulegasteridae) in Ukraine // Euroasian entomological journal. - 2010. – 9 (2). – P. 303-307. PDF

30.08.2010. A chapter Conservation was updated

30.08.2010. A chapter Conservation was updated.

29.06.2010. A website "Dragonflies of Moldova" was created.

29.05.2010. New publication:

Elena S. Dyatlova. Dragonflies of Moldova: state of knowledge and personal observations // International Dragonfly Fund. - Report 25. - 2010. - P. 1-43. PDF

11.04.2010. "Ukrainian entomofaunistics" - first Ukrainian on-line entomological journal.

28.03.2010. New article:

Holusa O. New records of Cordulegaster bidentata and Somatochlora alpestris in the Ukrainian Carpathians (Odonata: Cordulegastridae, Corduliidae) // Libellula. - Vol. 28 (3/4). - 2009. - P. 191-201. PDF

23.03.2010. European Red List of Dragonflies (new edition is just released):

V.J. Kalkman, J.-P. Boudot, R. Bernard, K.-J. Conze, G. De Knijf, E. Dyatlova, S. Ferreira, M. Jovic, J. Ott, E. Riservato and G. Sahlen. 2010. European Red List of Dragonflies. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. P. 1-28. Download PDF.

19.03.2010. Website by Rostislav Lezhoev moved: http://odonata.inf.ua

18.03.2010. Thesis for a degree of Candidate of Biological Sciences (Ph.D. (Biology) by Elena Dyatlova added on a website. Download PDF.

14.03.2010. New publication:

Matushkina N.A., Guga E.K., Buy D.D., Limarenko D.A. Dragonflies (Insecta, Odonata) of the Udai River Part of the Sula River Ecological Corridor (Central Ukraine): a preliminary checklist // Nature Reserves in Ukraine. - 2009. - 15(1). - P. 70-71. Download PDF.

11.03.2010 List of publications by A. Martynov was updated.

2.03.2010. Entomological conference (Uman', Ukraine, 15-17 October, 2010). Submit your applications until the 1st of April. More information.

Информационное письмо о научной конференции: «Современные проблемы энтомологии», 15-17 октября, Умань. Заявки принимаются до 1 апреля 2010 г.

25.02.2010. New note added:

Khrokalo L.A., Savchuk V.V., Dyatlova E.S. New records of rare dragonflies (Insecta, Odonata) in Ukraine // Vestnik Zoologii. - 2009. - 43 (4). - p. 378 PDF

8.02.2010 "Help and cooperation" section updated. Letter from Robby Stoks (University of Leuven, Belgium).

12.01.2010. A website Dragonflies (Odonata) of Kharkov Region was created by Eugene Karolinskiy.

10.01.2010. A new website "Drangonflies of Hungary" is out. Thanks to Andras Ambrus for information.

2.01.2010 11 December 2009: Elena Dyatlova defended her PhD Tesis: "Dragonflies (Insecta, Odonata) of the southwestern Ukraine: biodiversity, ecology and conservation". More details are coming soon.

26.11.2009 New article: Martynov A.V., Martynov V.V. Biology of Lestes macrostigma (Odonata: Lestidae) in Southeastern Ukraine // The Kharkov Entomological Society Gazette. – 2007 (2008). –  Vol. XV, issue. 1-2.- p. 185-192. PDF

14.11.2009 New article: Dijkstra K.-D. B., Matushkina N. Kindred spirits: "Brachythemis leucosticta", Africa's most familiar dragonfly, consists of two species (Odonata: Libellulidae) // International Journal of Odonatology. - 2009. - 12 (2). - P.: 237-256. PDF

5.11.2009. Vadim Stain, odonatologist from Russia.

24.09.2009. New publications by Nataly Matushkina added:

  • Lopes-Andrade et al., 2009 - PDF.
  • Procenko, Matushkina, 2007.

23.06.2009. Review on Crimean odonates is just released: L. Khrokalo, G. Prokopov. Review of the Odonata of Crimea (Ukraine) // IDF-Report. - 20. – 2009. - P. 1-32. Please contact authors to get pdf, the file is too big and could not be submitted at narod.ru. Thanks.

22.06.2009 New article: Khrokalo L. A., Verves Yu. H. Dragonflies (Odonata) and Certain Two-Winged Insects (Diptera: Calliphoridae; Sarcophagidae) of the Shatsk Lake District. Download ZIP

19.06.2009 New publication by Martynov A. V., Martynov V. V. New interesting finds of dragonflies (Odonata) in Ukraine // Vestnik Zoologii. - 2009. - 43(2). - P. 150 PDF

13.04.2009 New publication: Мартынов А.В. Фауна стрекоз (Insecta: Odonata) Ровенского природного заповедника // Фундаментальні та прикладні дослідження в біології: Матеріали І Міжнародної наукової конференції студентів, аспірантів та молодих учених (23-26 лютого., м. Донецьк). – Том І. – Донецьк: Вид-во «Вебер» (Донецька філія), 2009. – С. 210-211. PDF Cкачать полный сборник конференции здесь.

10.03.2009 Ukrainian odonatologist R.S. Pavlyuk.

9.03.2009 New photos of dragonflies by Igor Kovalev, Maxim Yakovlev and Dmitry Kivganov.

13.01.2009 New papers:

  • Мартынов А. В., Мартынов В. В. Стрекозы (Insecta, Odonata) заповедника «Каменные Могилы» // Природничий альманах. Біологічні науки, випуск 10. Збірник наукових праць. – Херсон, 2008 . – С. 67-82. PDF
  • Мартынов А.В. Стрекозы (Insecta: Odonata) степного левобережья Украины // Живые объекты в условиях антропогенного пресса. Материалы Х Международной научно-практической экологической конференции. г. Белгород, 15-18 сентября 2008 г. – Белгород: ИПЦ «ПОЛИТЕРРА», 2008. – С. 124-125. PDF

8.01.2009 New paper: Dyatlova E.S., Kalkman V.J. The Odonata of southwestern Ukraine, with emphasis on the species of the EU Habitats Directive // Libellula. - Vol. 27(3/4). - 2008. - P. 275-290. PDF

5.01.2009 New paper: Dyatlova E.S, Oleynik Y.N. Morphometry analysis, ectoparasite infection and fecundity of two Ischnura elegans morphs in SW Ukraine // Abstracts of Papers "The Eighteenth International Symposium Of Odonatology". Hislop College, Nagpur, India, 5th - 9th November, 2008. - P. 28. PDF

01.01.2009. Olga Kuvykina - new friend of "Dragonflies of Ukraine" from Moscow province.

24.11.2008. List of publications by Nataly Matushkina was updated. Two papers were added:

Matushkina N.[A.] Skeletomuscular development of genital segments in the dragonfly Anax imperator (Odonata, Aeshnidae) during metamorphosis and its implications for the evolutionary morphology of the insect ovipositor // Arthropod Structure and Development. – 2008. – 37(4). – P.321-332. PDF

Matushkina N. Phylogenetic implication of the ovipositor-related characters in Odonata. // 127. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft deutschsprachiger Odonatologen, Potsdam, Germany. – 2008. – P. 48

25.10.2008 New paper :

Zawal A., Dyatlova E.S. Parazitizing on damselflies (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) by water mite (Acari: Hydrachnidia) larvae from Odessa province (Southwesten Ukraine) // Natura Montenegrina, Podgorica. – 7(3). – 2008. – P. 453-462. PDF

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