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Leucorrhinia albifrons

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA LIBELLULIDAE

Scientific Name: Leucorrhinia albifrons
Species Authority: (Burmeister, 1839)
Common Name(s):
English Dark Whiteface
French Leucorrhine à Front Blanc

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Sahlén, G.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Justification:
Leucorrhinia albifrons is widespread across Russia, Central Europe and South Fennoscandia. It occurs in a variety of freshwater habitats and there are no widespread threats affecting the global population at present. Currently Least Concern.
History:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1994 Indeterminate (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Indeterminate (IUCN 1990)
1988 Indeterminate (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: South Fennoscandia, Central Europe, and Russia to Siberia.
Countries:
Native:
Austria; Belarus; Czech Republic; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Kazakhstan; Latvia; Lithuania; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Russian Federation; Slovakia; Sweden; Switzerland; Ukraine
Regionally extinct:
Denmark
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Population [top]

Population: Very large: a common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Many kinds of mostly shallow waters with floating vegetation, not in too nutrient-rich waters.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss due to eutrophication.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: On the FHH-list in the EU, protected in some European countries.

Citation: Sahlén, G. 2006. Leucorrhinia albifrons. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 July 2014.
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