The Odonata of the Brooks Peninsula, Vancouver Island, British Columbia


  • Robert A. Cannings Entomology Division British Columbia Provincial Museum Victoria, B.C.
  • Sidney G. Cannings Department of Zoology University of B.C. Vancouver, B.C.




Collection records of Odonata from the Brooks Peninsula, a little-known region on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island, are presented. Twenty species representing eight genera and five families are listed, along with additional ecological notes. The zoogeography of the Odonata of the British Columbia coast is discussed.


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