The Easternmost Record of Somatochlora borisi Marinov, 2001 from Turkish Thrace, with a Zoogeographic Assessment on the Distribution of the Species (Odonata: Corduliidae)
Keywords:Odonata, Corduliidae, Somatochlora borisi, the Balkans, zoogeography, Turkish Thrace, Turkey
This article discusses a new location for the Bulgarian Emerald, Somatochlora borisi Marinov, 2001, in the Turkish Thrace. A synopsis of the known distribution of this endemic species is given. The present records add an additional locality, which is the easternmost one for this species not only for Turkey, but also for its whole range. The morphological features of the species are discussed, and its distribution is mapped. A zoogeographic evaluation on the distribution of S. borisi in the Balkans is included. The localization of this species underlines the biologic and zoogeographic importance of the Balkans in terms of biodiversity for the whole Eurasia.
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