An annotated catalogue of the Odonata collection of Guido Lanfranco at the National Museum of Natural History in Malta

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Degabriele, Godwin (2008)
  • Publisher: Entomological Society of Malta
  • Subject: Insects -- Malta | Odonata -- Malta | National Museum of Natural History (Mdina, Malta) | Lanfranco, Guido, 1930- . Odonata collection

An annotated list of the Odonata collection of Guido Lanfranco, is provided. The specimens were captured between 1952 and 1971, and may be the oldest surviving specimens caught and still available in local collections from Malta. Almost all locally occurring species are represented, with some specimens collected in sites and habitats that have since been destroyed by urban development. A portion of the specimens bear no data labels and do not contribute to the knowledge of the distribution of the species. During the cataloguing process, specimens in poor condition were restored.
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