Damjan Vinko

Damjan Vinko
Slovene dragonfly Society

MS in Biology; MS in Biology Education

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Introduction
My interests as a volunteer at Slovene Dragonfly Society include the study of European dragonflies and damselflies, mostly from the Balkans.

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Publications (48)
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As a part of the 2 nd European Congress on Odonatology (ECOO 2012), which was held in the beginning of July 2012 in Belgrade (Serbia), a post congress excursion to Bosnia and Herzegovina was organized. Between 6 and 12 August 2012, altogether 36 localities in three biogeographical regions throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina were surveyed, and 52 drag...
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Dragonfly research in the West Balkans experienced significant boost in recent years, also due to the establishment of the Balkan OdonatOlogical Meetings (BOOM) in 2011. The main goal of BOOM is to contribute to research and protection of dragonflies of the Balkan Peninsula. This paper presents the faunistic results of the 5 th BOOM, held in Republ...
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This paper presents the faunistic results of three short field excursions conducted in spring and early summer of 2018 in Kosovo, considering dragonfly fauna one of the most understudied countries of Europe. This study presents first systematic dragonfly research in Kosovo. Within a total of 13 field days between end of April and end of June 2018,...
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Abstract. Dragonfly fauna (Odonata) of the Ribniki v dolini Drage pri Igu Nature Reserve (Ljubljansko barje, Central Slovenia)–The current knowledge of the odonatefauna in the Ribniki v dolini Drage pri Igu Nature Reserve at the south-eastern outskirts of Ljubljansko barje is summarized,based on studies carried out in the 2018–2020 period and on ol...
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One adult male dragonfly Violet Dropwing Trithemis annulata was recorded at Lake Vogršček in the Vipava Valley (W Slovenia) during the Biological Students Research Camp – Otlica 2021. This first record for the country is presented and the species’ distribution in Europe outlined. Behavioural observations and data on the accompanying Odonata fauna a...
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A brief overview of odonatological research in Slovenia from its origins in the second half of the 17th century to the present is provided. The importance of pioneer odonatological activities by Prof. Boštjan Kiauta and his mentorship as well as support to the work by younger Slovene odonatologists are highlighted. A checklist of 73 recorded dragon...
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As of 2021, the Odonata fauna of Slovenia numbers 73 species. National odonatological database, maintained jointly by the Slovene Dragonfly Society and the Centre for Cartography of Fauna and Flora, currently contains over 61,500 faunistic data and 8,605 georeferenced localities with dragonfly records. A quarter of a century has passed since the p...
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(article in Slovene): Dragonfly records from July and August 2020 from Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia as a part of Balkan OdonatOlogical cooperations.
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Six decades of odontological research on the Jelovica plateau (NW Slovenia) is reported (in Slovene language). Most important also new findings are Aeshna juncea, Somatochlora arctica and Leucorrhinia dubia, whereas Coenagrion hastulatum, Somatochlora alpestris and Aeshna caerulea are reported only from the past.
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This paper presents the faunistic results of three short field excursions conducted in spring and early summer of 2018 in Kosovo, considering dragonfly fauna one of the most understudied countries of Europe. This study presents first systematic dragonfly research in Kosovo. Within a total of 13 field days between end of April and end of June 2018,...
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First records of Selysiothemis nigra in Slovenia are presented. (article in Slovene)
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During Biology Research Camp 2018 Marezige 40 dragonfly species are reported from 79 localities. 12 recorded species are included on Slovene Red Data List, 5 are protected in the country and 2 are listed on Annexes of Habitat directive. Among others, significant results present one of the latest records of Coenagrion ornatum for Slovenia, Lestes dr...
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During Biology Student Research Camp Kočevje 2014, organized between 18. and 29. July 2014, altogether 41 dragonfly species were observed on 39 localities. 14 recorded species are included on Slovene Red Data List, 5 are protected in Slovenia and Cordulegaster heros is listed on Annexes of Habitat directive. Significant results include Chalcolestes...
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Article in magazine ACTA ENTOMOLOGICA SLOVENICA in Slovene language. During Biology Research Camp 2017 – Predoslje 38 dragonfly species were reported from 65 localities during 20th to 28th July 2017. Geographically, research was focused on eastern part of Gorenjska region (Central-NW Slovenia). Two species are new for the area: Ophiogomphus cecili...
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(chapter in Slovene language) - During Biology Research Camp Rače 2013 46 dragonfly species were reported from 49 sites during 18th to 26th July 2013. Geographically, research was focused on Drava flood plain and Pohorje mountains (NE Slovenia, Styria). Among others, Somatochlora arctica in different stages (larva, exuvia, teneral, imago) was obser...
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Glavni namen projektne naloge je pregledati obstoječo literaturo in sezname vrst za obravnavano območje ter izvesti terenski popis v optimalnih časih pojavljanja različnih vrst kačjih pastirjev s poudarkom na vrstah s Prilog II in IV Direktive o habitatih. Z zabeleženimi 49 vrstami kačjih pastirjev je območje naravnega rezervata Ribniki v dolini D...
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For Republic of Kosovo, Atlas of the European dragonflies and damselflies (2015) reports 22 dragonfly species, with less than 50 data altogether and majority of records collected before 1986. This makes Kosovo one of the least investigated European countries considering dragonfly fauna. Department of Biology of Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sc...
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During the rich history of odonatological research in the 310 km2 large area of Vipava River Valley in W Slovenia, 43 dragonfly species were recorded up to 2007. The primary objective of this volun-tary work in the region was to study the dragonfly fauna in the years 2008–2018, particularly its distribution and status, and to compile historical inf...
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Republic of Kosovo, covering an area of 10.908 km2, is a West Balkan country where dragonflies are very poorly investigated. For Kosovo, Atlas of the European dragonflies and damselflies reports 22 dragonfly species, with less than 50 data altogether and majority of records collected before 1990, which makes Kosovo one of the least investigated Eur...
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The 7th Balkan Odonatological Meeting was organized by the Slovene Dragonfly Society from 4th to 11th August 2017, mainly in two regions of Slovenia. A total of 32 participants (making it the largest Meeting so far) from Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, R. Macedonia, Croatia, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden took part in the Meeting. Du...
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REPORT OF ODONATA RESEARCH GROUP – During Biology Research Camp Dragatuš 2015 38 dragonfly species were reported from 77 localities from 20th to 29th July 2015. 12 recorded species are included on Slovene Red Data List (endangered: Lestes virens; vulnerable: Lestes barbarus, Coenagrion scitulum, Erythromma lindenii, Aeshna affinis, A. isoceles, Gom...
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After six years, Balkan OdonatOlogical Meeting (BOOM) came back to the place were it started, to Slovenia. The 7th BOOM was organised by the Slovene Dragonfly Society (Slovensko odonatološko društvo) between 4th and 11th August and gathered 32 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, Macedonia, Netherlands, Serbia, Slovenia and S...
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Records of the biting midge Forcipomyia paludis (Macfie, 1936) from Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina are reported herewith as the first finds of F. paludis in both countries, together with new records from Croatia and Sweden. This biting midge is a temporary ectoparasite of dragonfly imagines and the only ceratopogonid species known in Europe to...
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Odonate fauna of the southern part of Montenegro was researched for 5 field days between 27th April and 3rd May 2013 when biology students spring camp was held. Odonatological group with 5 student members have visited 13 sites and recorded 12 species of dragonflies and damselflies (imagos) from 7 families. Other camp groups recovered additional 3 s...
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The Metropolis of Ljubljana lies in Central Slovenia; in the plain where the Alpine and Dinaric karst regions meet. From the surrounding hills numerous streams and rivers are flowing to the plain. The first list of Odonata species, recorded in the area of Ljubljana, together with a review of the bibliography between 1763 and 2010, was published in...
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Short report of Student camp Ekosistemi Jadrana, held in 2008 on Mljet Island, Croatia, where also group for dragonflies was researching.
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As a part of the Balkan odonatological cooperation, the 2nd Balkan OdonatOlogical Meeting (BOOM 2012) was held in Vojvodina (Serbia). Altogether, between 7. and 12. 8. 2012, 24 localities were surveyed and 34 dragonfly species found. This represents more than half of the hitherto recorded dragonfly species for the country. Significant results inclu...
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During Biology Student Research Camp Stari trg ob Kolpi 33 dragonfly species were reported from 23 localities. Among the records the most unexpected finding was an individual male Ceriagrion tenellum, which is the first spotting of this species in Slovenia outside Primorska region. Records of known species for Bela krajina region on new localities...
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Regional biodiversity and distribution surveys are of a great importance for determining conservation status of species and in studying factors that influence diversity. Due to the very limited available data considering distribution of many dragonfly species, Balkan Penninsula is still one of the poorest investigated areas in Europe. With the aim...
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We present the list of dragonfly fauna of lower Neretva river which was made between 24th and 30 th April during biology students' spring camp Ekosistemi Jadrana – Delta Neretve 2011 where also group for dragonflies worked. On the basis of the collected specimens, a total of 17 species of the order Odonata were established. Among interesting record...
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In the period of 1st to 6th August 2013 during the third Balkan OdonatOlogical Meeting, held in Croatia, 57 sites were investigated for dragonfly presence. We recorded 44 dragonfly species and recovered 372 faunistic data.
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THE DRAGONFLIES OF THE VIPAVA VALLEY Damjan Vinko and Ali Šalamun Vipava valley is one of odonatologicaly better known areas of Slovenia. First records are from the 19th century. The majority of records, however, date from 1990's onwards, when a number of research camps were held, with papers being published afterwards. Nowadays, 50 species of dra...
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Bela krajina or White Carniola is a Dinaric karst plain in the extreme SE part of Slovenia. Towards central Slovenia, it is closed by highlands, but opened towards Croatian Karlovac basin, the SW bordering region of the Pannonian plain. Bela krajina has subpannonian climate. Main watercourse of the region is the Kolpa (Kupa), which also constitutes...
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Within 15 years of organizing a biological spring camp called Ecosystems (“Ekosistemi Dalmacije, Ekosistemi Jadrana, Ekosistemi Balkana”) by the Biological Student’s Society of Slovenia, the odonatology group has a 10-year tradition. Each year, the camps are located at a different location in an ex-Yugoslavian country in early spring, at the end of...
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The people of Balkan Peninsula who are in love with dragonflies said BOOM (but also KABOOM) in July, 2011, but didn't blow up. On the contrary, they united. This cheerful sound represents the expression of the latest attempt to unite forces and interests in the south-east of Europe, in order to find out more about our four-winged friends and protec...
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Report of Odonatological group from spring camp Ekosistemi Jadrana from 26. 4. to 1. 5. 2009 held in Montenegro. 23 dragonfly species from 13 sites are reported.
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Formerly known from Macedonia only from two old records made in the southeasternmost part of the country, the species has been newly recorded on 20-VII-2008 at the Luda Mara stream south of Kavadarci (S Macedonia), on 24-VII-2008 at the Konska Reka stream west of Gevgelija (SE Macedonia) and on 26-IV-2010 at the Sermeninska Reka stream northwest of...
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Odonate fauna of the south-eastern Macedonia was researched between 25th April and 2nd May 2010 when biology students spring camp Ekosistemi Makedonije was held. We have visited 33 sites and recorded 32 species of dragonflies and damselflies (of that 8 only in the larval form), which represents more than a half of all known Macedonian species of od...
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REPORT OF ODONATA GROUP. During Biological Summer Research Camp Vransko 2007 31 dragonfly species were reported from 29 localities. Among them 4 species are included on Slovene Red Data List. Altogether more than 40 dragonfly species are known for West Lower Styria region.
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Odonate fauna of croatian island Pag was researched between 28th April and 2nd May 2007 when biology students spring camp Ekosistemi Jadrana - Pag 2007 was held. We recorded 19 species of dragonflies and damselflies on 16 sites. Among interesting records the conformation of the presence of Downy Emerald (Cordulia aenea) and Blue Chaser (Libellula f...
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In the period of 11th do 18th July 2011 during the first Balkan OdonatOlogical Meeting (BOOM) held in Slovenia 50 sites were investigated for the dragonflies and 380 faunistic data were gathered. 50 dragonfly species were recorded.
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REPORT OF THE ODONATA GROUP. During the Biology Research Camp Most na Soči 2010 from 22th to 29th July, 33 dragonfly species were reported from 33 localities. In the Posočje region we found 21 dragonfly species, including the first sightings of Aeshna affinis, A. mixta and Sympetrum meridionale. Including our results, we can conclude that 30 dragon...
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Of all European dragonfly (Insecta: Odonata) species in Croatia (north Balkan country) we can find 64. The odonate fauna of the 1186 Croatian islands is only fragmentarily known. Apart from Kvarner islands Krk and Cres and the north Dalmatian island Pag the dragonfly fauna of other Adriatic islands is rather poorly known. During the period from Apr...
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V okviru terenskega dela opravljenega med 26.04. in 03.05.2008 smo na območju otoka Mljet (Dalmacija, južna Hrvaška) na 17 lokalitetah popisali 19 vrst kačjih pastirjev. Od teh je 6 vrst uvrščenih na Rdeči seznam Republike Hrvaške. Do sedaj je bilo za območje Mljeta znanih 12 vrst. V okviru terenskega dela smo na Mljetu prvič našli 9 vrst, od teh s...
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Dragonflies (order Odonata) of Europe are divided into two distinct sub-orders, the Zygoptera or Damselflies and the Anisoptera or Dragonflies. Of all european species in Slovenia we can find 73. During the period from May to August 2006 the investigation of dragonflies of the Mengeš region (Central Slovenia, 16 km North from capital city Ljubljana...

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Research and protection of dragonflies in Bosnia and Herzegovina Current activities: Red List and Atlas of the Odonata of Bosnia and Herzegovina Dragonflies of BiH: http://biolog.ba/odonata/vilini-konjici-bih.html
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This project has the aim to better understand the distribution of dameselflies and dragonflies in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, toe increase the ecological knowledge of Odonata and so to contribute to the conservation of these jewels.
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The development objective of the component is to catalyze actions for biodiversity conservation in Kosovo through providing information and analyses on the status, trends and threats to animal species. The specific objectives of the component are as follows: • Synchronize the collective research knowledge and expertise in biodiversity conservation contained within the partnership originations (Kosovo Institute for Nature Protection, Directorate of Sharri National Park, Directorate of Bjeshkët e Nemuna National Park, University of Prishtina, Museum of Kosovo -­‐ Nature Section). • Establish a baseline database for the status of known species, and a strategy for future enhancement of the database. • Verify desk information in the field and gain other relevant data for Red Book of Animal species. • Provide conservation priorities based on regional and global context • Provide a monitoring scheme for evaluated species including the status of a representative selection of species that cover major ecosystems. • Increase awareness on protection and conservation of animal species in Kosovo.