The reference list is continually updated to accommodate new species descriptions and taxonomic revisions. For comments, suggestions or further information contact Shantanu Joshi or Dattaprasad Sawant.  
  1. Adambukulam, S.P. & Kakkassery, F.K. (2013) Taxonomic studies of the last instar nymph of Lathrecista asiatica asiatica (Fabricius 1798) (Family: Libellulidae, Order: Odonata) by using its exuvia. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 1 (5), 103–109.
  2. Asahina, S. (1958a) On a rediscovery of the larva of Epiophlebia laidlawi Tillyard from the Himalayas (Odonata: Anisozygoptera). Tombo, 1, 1–2.
  3. Asahina, S. (1961) Descriptions of some dragonfly larvae from Darjeeling. Kontyu, 29 (4), 240–246.
  4. Asahina, S. (1963) Description of the possible adult dragonfly of Epiophlebia laidlawi from the Himalayas. Tombo, 6, 18–20.
  5. Asahina, S. (1967) A revision of the Asiatic species of the damselflies of the genus Ceriagrion (Odonata, Agrinonidae). Japanese Journal of Zoology, 15 (3), 255–334.
  6. Asahina, S. (1970) Burmese Odonata collected by Dr. Arthur Svihla with supplementary notes on Asiatic Ceriagrion species. Japanese Journal of Zoology, 16 (2), 99–126.
  7. Asahina, S. (1974) Diagnostic notes on the ultimate instar larvae of some Anax species. Tombo, 17, 10–16.
  8. Asahina, S. (1978) A remarkable new damselfly allied to Bayadera (Odonata, Euphaeidae). Proceedings of the Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology, 14, 43–46.
  9. Asahina, S. (1982b) The larval stage of the Himalayan Neallogaster hermionae (Fraser) (Anisoptera: Cordulegasteridae). Odonatologica, 11 (4), 309–315.
  10. Asahina, S. (1983a) What is “Aeschna petalura Martin”? Tombo, 26, 2–11.
  11. Asahina, S. (1983b) Further contributions to the knowledge of a dragonfly, Anax nigrofasciatus from eastern Asia. New Entomologist, 32, 1–6.
  12. Asahina, S. (1984a) The Himalayan dragonflies of the genus Sympetrum (Odonata, Libellulidae). Bulletin of the National Science Museum Tokyo, Series A, 10 (3), 121–133.
  13. Asahina, S. (1984b) Gynacantha arnaudi sp. nov. and enigmatic Gynacantha from Assam (Odonata: Aeshnidae). Chô chô, 7, 2–8.
  14. Asahina, S. (1984c) Gynacantha japonica and G. incisura. New Entomologist, 33, 1–12.
  15. Asahina, S. (1987) A revised description of Schmidtiphaea schmidi (Odonata, Euphaeidae). Proceedings of the Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology, 36, 34–37.
  16. Asahina, S. (1991a) A taxonomic revision of the Ischnura rufostigma group of Southeast Asia. Tombo, 34, 2–22.
  17. Babu, R. & Subramanian, K.A. (2019) A new species of Gomphidia Selys, 1854 (Insecta: Odonata: Anisoptera: Gomphidae) from the Western Ghats of India. Zootaxa, 4652 (1), 155–164.
  18. Babu, R., Srinivasan, G. & Subramanian, K.A. (2018) Range Extension of Ictinogomphus decoratus (Selys, 1854) (Insecta: Odonata: Gomphidae) to India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 118 (4), 426–429.
  19. Babu, R., Subramanian, K.A. & Nandy, S. (2013) Endemic Odonates of India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, Occasional Paper, 347, 1–60.
  20. Bedjanič, M., Conniff, K., Dow, R.A., Stokvis, F.R., Verovnik, R. & van Tol, J. (2016) Taxonomy and molecular phylogeny of the Platystictidae of Sri Lanka (Insecta: Odonata). Zootaxa, 4182 (1), 1–80.
  21. Begum, A., Bashar, M.A. & Biswas, B.R. (1980) Life history of Ictinogomphus rapax (Rambur) (Anisoptera: Gomphidae). Bangladesh Journal of Zoology, 8 (1), 53–60.
  22. Begum, A., Bashar, M.A. & Biswas, B.R. (1982) Life history and external egg and larval morphology of Brachythemis contaminata (Fabricius) (Anisoptera: Libellulidae). Odonatologica, 11 (2), 89–97.
  23. Boonsoong, B. & Chainthong, D. (2014a) Description of the final-instar larva of Heliogomphus selysi Fraser (Odonata: Gomphidae). Zootaxa, 3764 (4), 482–488.
  24. Borisov, S.N. (2008) The larvae of Anormogomphus kiritshenkoi Bartenef, 1913 (Odonata, Gomphidae). Euroasian Entomological Journal, 7 (4), 307–310.
  25. Brockhaus, T. (2015) Die Libellen fauna des Himalaya mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Arten des Bergregenwaldes (Insecta: Odonata). In: Hartmann, M. & Weipert, J. (Eds.), Biodiversity and Natural Heritage of the Himalaya. Vol. V. Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Naturkundemuseums Erfurt e.V., Erfurt, pp. 287–319.
  26. Butler, S.G. (2007a) The larva of Gomphidia t-nigrum Selys from Nepal (Anisoptera: Gomphidae). Odonatologica, 36 (4), 399–403.
  27. Butler, S.G. (2007b) The larva of Idionyx stevensi Fraser from Nepal (Anisoptera: Corduliidae). Odonatologica, 36 (3), 285–290.
  28. Carle, F.L. (1986) The classification, phylogeny and biogeography of the Gomphidae (Anisoptera). I. Classification. Odonatologica, 15 (3), 275–326.
  29. Chhotani, G., Lahiri, A.R. & Mitra, T.R. (1983) Contribution to the odonate (Insecta) fauna of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands with description of two new species. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 80, 467–494.
  30. Conniff, K., Sasamoto, A., Futahashi, R. & Singh Limbu, M. (2019) Revision of the status of Anaciaeschna donaldi and A. martini, with allied species, and distributional notes (Odonata: Aeshnidae). Odonatologica, 48 (3/4), 265–284.
  31. Dawn, P. (2019) Description of the last instar larva of Calicnemia eximia (Selys, 1863) (Odonata: Platycnemididae) from West Bengal, India. Zootaxa, 4657 (1), 183–187.
  32. Dawn, P. & Chandra, K. (2016) Description of the larva of Gynacantha millardi Fraser, 1920 (Odonata: Aeshnidae) from Chhattisgarh, India. Zootaxa, 4132 (2), 290–294.
  33. Dawn, P. & Chandra, K. (2019) On an account of Odonata including larval stages of selected species from three protected areas of North Chhattisgarh, India. International Dragonfly Fund Report, 131, 1–16.
  34. Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Bechly, G., Bybee, S.M., Dow, R.A., Dumont, H.J., Fleck, G., Garrison, R.W., Hämäläinen, M., Kalkman, V.J., Karube, H., May, M.L., Orr, A.G., Paulson, D., Rehn, A.C., Theischinger, G., Trueman, J.W.H., van Tol, J., von Ellenrieder, N. & Ware, J. (2013) The classification and diversity of dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata). In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.), Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Zootaxa, 3703 (1), pp. 36–45.
  35. Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Kalkman, V.J., Dow, R.A., Stokvis, F.R. & van Tol, J. (2014) Redefining the damselfly families: a comprehensive molecular phylogeny of Zygoptera (Odonata). Systematic Entomology, 39 (1), 68–96.
  36. Dow, R.A., Zia, A., Naeem, M. & Rafi, M.A. (2014) Calicnemia fortis sp. nov. from Pakistan (Odonata: Zygoptera: Platycnemididae). Zootaxa, 3869 (3), 338–342.
  37. Dumont, H.J. (1991) Fauna Palaestina, Insecta. V—Odonata of the Levant. The Israel Academy of Science and Humanities, Jerusalem, 297 pp.
  38. Dumont, H.J. (2003) Odonata from the Republic of Mongolia and from the Autonomous Region of Inner Mongolia. International Journal of Odonatology, 4 (7), 118–119.
  39. Dumont, H.J. (2013) Phylogeny of the genus Ischnura, with emphasis on the Old World taxa (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae). Odonatologica, 42 (4), 301–308.
  40. Dumont, H.J., Ikemeyer, D. & Scheider, T. (2017) Lestes concinnus and L. pallidus: two non-metallic species with wide, complementary ranges (Odonata: Lestidae). Odonatologica, 46 (1/2), 99–110.
  41. Emiliyamma, K.G. & Palot, M.J. (2016a) Range extension of Lestes nodalis Selys, 1891 (Odonata: Zygoptera: Lestidae) in southern India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 8 (2), 8528–8530.
  42. Emiliyamma, K.G. & Palot, M.J. (2016b) A new species of Protosticta Selys, 1885 (Odonata: Zygoptera: Platystictidae) from Western Ghats, Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 8 (14), 9648–9652.
  43. Fraser, F.C. (1918) Two new Indian Dragonflies. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 25, 383–385.
  44. Fraser, F.C. (1919) Descriptions of new Indian odonate larvae and exuviae. Records of the Indian Museum, (B), 16 (7), 459–467.
  45. Fraser, F.C. (1920) Indian dragonflies, Part 8. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 27 (1), 253–269.
  46. Fraser, F.C. (1921) Further notes on Rhinocypha larvae. Memoirs of department of Agriculture in India, Entomological Series, 7, 79–81.
  47. Fraser, F.C. (1922) New and rare Indian Odonata in the Pusa Collection. Memoirs of department of Agriculture in India, Entomological Series, 7 (7), 39–77.
  48. Fraser, F.C. (1923) A second note on Odonata in Pusa collection. Memoirs of department of Agriculture in India, Entomological Series, 8 (3), 29–34.
  49. Fraser, F.C. (1924a) Notes on the Indian Odonata in the Pusa collection. Memoirs of the Department of Agriculture in India, Entomological Series, 8 (8), 69–87.
  50. Fraser, F.C. (1924b) A Survey of the Odonate (Dragonfly) Fauna of Western India, with special remarks on the genera Macromia and Idionyx and descriptions of thirty new species, with Appendices I, II. Records of the Indian Museum, 26, 423–522.
  51. Fraser, F.C. (1925) The true position of the genera Orogomphus and Chlorogomphus as demonstrated by a study of the larva of O. atkinsoni and O. campioni and by a comparison of the latter with the larva of Anotogaster nipalensis (Odonata). Records of the Indian Museum, 27 (5), 423–429.
  52. Fraser, F.C. (1927) Descriptions of twenty new Indian Dragonflies. Records of the Indian Museum, 29, 63–90.
  53. Fraser, F.C. (1928) Indian dragonflies. Part 31. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 33, 47–59.
  54. Fraser, F.C. (1929) Indian dragonflies. Part 32. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 33, 288–301.
  55. Fraser, F.C. (1933a) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Odonata. Vol. I. Taylor & Francis Ltd., London, 423 pp.
  56. Fraser, F.C. (1933b) The Gomphinae of Ceylon (Order Odonata). Ceylon Journal of Science, (B), 18 (1), 19–36.
  57. Fraser, F.C. (1934) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Odonata. Vol. II. Taylor & Francis Ltd., London, 398 pp.
  58. Fraser, F.C. (1936) The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma, Odonata. Vol. III. Taylor & Francis Ltd., London, 461 pp.
  59. Fraser, F.C. (1943) New Oriental odonate larvae. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society, London, (B), 12 (5/6), 81–93.
  60. Fraser, F.C. (1946) Hylaeothemis indica, a new species of Oriental Libellulinae (Order Odonata). Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society, London, (B), 15 (7/8), 97–100.
  61. Fraser, F.C. (1953) Notes on the family Gomphidae with descriptions of a new species and the females of another (Order: Odonata). Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London, Series B, 22 (11/12), 189–194.
  62. Gerken, B. & Sternberg, K. (1999) The exuviae of European dragonflies. Arnika & Eisvogel, Höxter und Jena, 354 pp.
  63. Gogoi, M.J. & Payra, A. (2019) Echo perornata recorded in north-eastern India (Odonata: Calopterygidae). Notulae Odonatologicae, 9 (3), 113–115.
  64. Guan, Z., Dumont, H.J., Yu, X., Han, B.-P. & Vierstraete, A. (2013) Pyrrhosoma and its relatives: a phylogenetic study (Odonata: Zygoptera). International Journal of Odonatology, 16 (3), 247–257.
  65. Gyeltshen, T. (2017) A survey of Odonata from eastern Bhutan, with nine new national records. Notulae Odonatologicae, 8 (9), 319–374.
  66. Gyeltshen, T. & Kalkman, V.J. (2017) Odonata records from western Bhutan, with six new records and a note on the synonymy of Himalagrion with Coenagrion. Notulae Odonatologicae, 8 (9), 341–353.
  67. Gyeltshen, T., Kalkman, V.J. & Orr, A.G. (2017a) Honouring His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Bhutan: Megalestes gyalsey (Odonata: Synlestidae). Zootaxa, 4244 (4), 588–594.
  68. Gyeltshen, T., Nidup, T., Dorji, P., Dorji, T. & Kalkman, V.J. (2017b) A bibliography and checklist of the dragonflies and damselflies of Bhutan. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 9 (1), 9743–9747.
  69. Hämäläinen, M. (1989) Odonata from the Dehra Dun Valley (Uttar Pradesh, India) with notes on synonymy of some west Himalayan species. Odonatologica, 18 (1), 13–20.
  70. Hämäläinen, M. (2002) Notes on the Libellago damselflies of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, with description of a new species (Zygoptera: Chlorocyphidae). Odonatologica, 31 (4), 345–358.
  71. Hämäläinen, M. (2003) Cryptophaea, a new euphaeid genus and three new species of Caloptera damselflies from Thailand (Odonata: Euphaeidae, Calopterygidae). Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden, 77 (23), 441–454.
  72. Hämäläinen, M. (2011) Notes on the taxonomic status of Vestalis submontana Fraser, 1934 from South India (Zygoptera: Calopterygidae). Notulae Odonatologicae, 7 (8), 71–73.
  73. Hämäläinen, M. (2013) Description of Bayadera kinnara sp. nov. from Burma, with taxonomic notes on its congeners (Odonata: Euphaeidae). Tombo, 55, 45–49.
  74. Hämäläinen, M. (2016) Calopterygoidea of the World: A synonymic list of extant damselfly species of the superfamily Calopterygoidea (sensu lato) (Odonata: Zygoptera) (1st Edition. 1 January 2016). Privately published, Espoo, 41 pp.
  75. Hämäläinen, M. & Pinratana, A. (1999) Atlas of the dragonflies of Thailand – distribution maps by provinces. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok, vi + 176 pp., incl. 28 col. pls.
  76. Hämäläinen, M. & Subramanian, K.A. (2014) Anisopleura lieftincki Prasad & Ghosh, 1984- a junior synonym of A. subplatystyla Fraser, 1927 (Odonata: Euphaeidae). Notulae Odonatologicae, 8 (3), 37–40.
  77. Hämäläinen, M., Prashanth-Mohanraj & Veenakumari, K. (1999) Additions to the odonate fauna of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Indian Ocean. Notulae Odonatologicae, 5 (3), 27–29.
  78. Hämäläinen, M., Yu, X. & Zhang, H. (2011) Descriptions of Matrona oreades spec. nov and Matrona orephaea spec. nov from China (Odonata: Calopterygidae). Zootaxa, 2830 (1), 20–28.
  79. Heymer, V.A. (1975) Der stammesgeschichtliche Aussagewert des Verhaltens der Libelle Epallage fatime Charp. 1840. Zeitschrift für Tierpsychologie, 37, 163–181.

Page citation

Joshi, S. & Sawant, D. 2024. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF INDIAN ODONATA . In (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. . Indian Foundation for Butterflies.