Permanent ponds represent important habitats for aquatic biodiversity and provide vital ecosystem services as key elements for blue landscape connectivity. Although mostly neglected in management programmes, protection schemes and biodiversity studies in general, ponds constitute habitats with high á- and spatial â-diversity, providing unique habitat conditions for many rare and endemic species. The main focus of our contribution is to describe Odonata (including both dragonflies and damselflies) diversity patterns from 46 ponds distributed across Europe. Our data set summarises all Odonate occurrences (i.e., Odonata captured in emerging traps, adults recorded in the surrounding environment and larvae from benthic samples) from the EUROPONDS project - an Early Career Researchers (ECR) project focusing on emerging insects from ponds. Field sampling was conducted during a whole year sampling campaign throughout 2020/21 in 18 European countries. Our preliminary results suggest a clear latitudinal gradient in Odonata diversity across Europe, i.e., the highest α- and β-diversity levels were found in southernmost ponds (Spain) and the lowest diversity in northernmost ponds (Ireland). Odonata that belonged to the four families of Aeshnidae, Libellulidae, Coenagrionidae and Platycnemididae were captured in the emergence traps in only nine out of the total 46 sampled ponds. The most diverse family was Coenagrionidae, which also represented the most abundant odonate family in benthic samples, especially noted in Polish ponds. Among the observed adult specimens of Odonata (42 different taxa), the commonest species across Europe were Sympetrum striolatum, Aeshna cyanea, Anax imperator, Libellula quadrimaculata, Crocothemis erythraea and Enallagma cyathigerum. Additionally, the endemic species Ischnura graellsii and the newly immigrant Trithemis kirbyi were reported from Spanish ponds. These locations constitute their northernmost distributional ranges in Europe. Overall, our findings should contribute to the knowledge on spatial distributions of odonates across European ponds.

Rimcheska, B., Fehlinger, L., Misteli, B., Balibrea, A., Kolař, V., Souto, M., et al. (2022). Odonata fauna across European ponds – a case study from the EUROPONDS project.. In ECOO 2022 - 6th European Congress on Odonatology - BOOK OF ABSTRACTS - 27-30th June 2022 Kamnik, Slovenia (pp.51-53).

Odonata fauna across European ponds – a case study from the EUROPONDS project.

Nava, V;Tirozzi, P;Bonacina, L;
2022

Abstract

Permanent ponds represent important habitats for aquatic biodiversity and provide vital ecosystem services as key elements for blue landscape connectivity. Although mostly neglected in management programmes, protection schemes and biodiversity studies in general, ponds constitute habitats with high á- and spatial â-diversity, providing unique habitat conditions for many rare and endemic species. The main focus of our contribution is to describe Odonata (including both dragonflies and damselflies) diversity patterns from 46 ponds distributed across Europe. Our data set summarises all Odonate occurrences (i.e., Odonata captured in emerging traps, adults recorded in the surrounding environment and larvae from benthic samples) from the EUROPONDS project - an Early Career Researchers (ECR) project focusing on emerging insects from ponds. Field sampling was conducted during a whole year sampling campaign throughout 2020/21 in 18 European countries. Our preliminary results suggest a clear latitudinal gradient in Odonata diversity across Europe, i.e., the highest α- and β-diversity levels were found in southernmost ponds (Spain) and the lowest diversity in northernmost ponds (Ireland). Odonata that belonged to the four families of Aeshnidae, Libellulidae, Coenagrionidae and Platycnemididae were captured in the emergence traps in only nine out of the total 46 sampled ponds. The most diverse family was Coenagrionidae, which also represented the most abundant odonate family in benthic samples, especially noted in Polish ponds. Among the observed adult specimens of Odonata (42 different taxa), the commonest species across Europe were Sympetrum striolatum, Aeshna cyanea, Anax imperator, Libellula quadrimaculata, Crocothemis erythraea and Enallagma cyathigerum. Additionally, the endemic species Ischnura graellsii and the newly immigrant Trithemis kirbyi were reported from Spanish ponds. These locations constitute their northernmost distributional ranges in Europe. Overall, our findings should contribute to the knowledge on spatial distributions of odonates across European ponds.
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permanent ponds, dragonfly and damselfly biodiversity, endemic species
English
The sixth European Congress on Odontology (ECOO 2022) 26th to 30th June
9789619585009
https://ecoo2016.wordpress.com/2022/07/16/ecoo-2022-has-ended/
Rimcheska, B., Fehlinger, L., Misteli, B., Balibrea, A., Kolař, V., Souto, M., et al. (2022). Odonata fauna across European ponds – a case study from the EUROPONDS project.. In ECOO 2022 - 6th European Congress on Odonatology - BOOK OF ABSTRACTS - 27-30th June 2022 Kamnik, Slovenia (pp.51-53).
Rimcheska, B; Fehlinger, L; Misteli, B; Balibrea, A; Kolař, V; Souto, M; Nava, V; Nash, L; Tirozzi, P; Halabowski, D; Bonacina, L; Scotti, A; Jakobsson, E; Chaguaceda, F; Morant, D; Fahy, J; Cunillera-Montcusi, D; Zamora Marin, J; Tomas Martin, M; Rubio-Rios, J; Kuczyńska, K; Soto Garcia, P; Haba, A; Vallefuoco, F; Stamenković, O; Fekete, J; Suarez, E; Vanek, M; Chonova, T; Juvigny-Khenafou, N; Timoner, P; Mondav, R; Drohan, E; Vebrova, L; Bozoki, T; Dąbrowski, D; Camacho Santamans, A; Fenoy, E; Zawadzka, M; Garcia-Giron, J; Brotons, M; Martelo, J; Llorente, A; Mathieu-Resuge, M; Marle, P; Moras, S; Munzner, K; Henriques, J; Sarkezi, M; Sowa, A; Caldero Pascual, M; Camacho-Santamans, A; Freixinos Campillo, Z; Gerber, R; Moza, M; Englisch, C; Esosa Osakpolor, S; Nita, D; Dinu, V; Olenici, A; Labat, F
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