C. orientalis occupies a narrow fringe along the southern rim of the Caspian lake. East of the Caspian, it hybridises with C. samarcandica Bartenev, 1912. The hybrid zone takes the form of a progressive dine, and extends from the Kopet Dag, across the Tedzhen-Harirud to the Murgab catchments. The Karakumskyi canal is suspected to speed up hybridisation considerably.


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H.J. Dumont, H. Heidari, & K.I. Atamuradov. (1997). Hybridisation in Calopteryx orientalis (Sélys) East of the shores of the south Caspian lake (Zygoptera: Calopterygidae). Odonatologica, 26(2), 205–213.