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Megalagrion adytum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA COENAGRIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Megalagrion adytum
Species Authority: (Perkins, 1899)
Common Name(s):
English Adytum Swamp Damselfly

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Polhemus, D.A.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Justification:
This species was initially red listed because it occurs in remote areas where it is rarely encountered by collectors, and was therefore thought to be potentially at risk. In fact, current populations seem to be abundant in the vicinity of suitable breeding habitat, and there are no pressing threats to the species. Therefore, it should be downgraded to Least Concern.
History:
1996 Vulnerable (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Indeterminate (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Indeterminate (IUCN 1990)
1988 Indeterminate (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Indeterminate (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the island of Kauai, Hawaiian Islands.
Countries:
Native:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Population: Current population size is unknown.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Moist gullies in boggy upland plateau.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No pressing threats in current range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Protection of forest by state management.

Citation: Polhemus, D.A. 2006. Megalagrion adytum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 September 2014.
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