Megalagrion xanthomelas 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Coenagrionidae

Scientific Name: Megalagrion xanthomelas
Species Authority: (Selys, 1876)
Common Name(s):
English Orangeblack Hawaiian Damselfly

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Odonata Specialist Group
Previously published Red List assessments:
1994 Indeterminate (I)
1990 Indeterminate (I)
1988 Indeterminate (I)
1986 Indeterminate (I)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the islands of Oahu, Lanai, Molokai, Maui and Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands.
Countries occurrence:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Coastal wetlands and stream terminal reaches.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Destruction of wetlands by resort development; alteration of stream terminal reaches for agriculture; introduced poeciliid fishes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Protection of wetlands by state and federal management.

Citation: Odonata Specialist Group. 1996. Megalagrion xanthomelas. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T12960A3402962. . Downloaded on 24 May 2016.
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