Calopteryx splendens 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Calopterygidae

Scientific Name: Calopteryx splendens (Harris, 1780)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Banded Demoiselle
French Caloptéryx Éclatant
Taxonomic Notes: A number of forms and subspecies with differing wing shadings exists.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-02-08
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V.
Reviewer(s): Kalkman, V. & Suhling. F. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Calopteryx splendens is widespread and common in its range. There are a number of continuing threats affecting the species however some conservation measures are in place to prevent further habitat loss.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Calopteryx splendens extends from western Europe (east of Spain) to Lake Baikal (Russia) and northwest China.
Countries occurrence:
Albania; Armenia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Georgia; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Italy (Sardegna, Sicilia); Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Latvia; Lebanon; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Moldova; Mongolia; Montenegro; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Sweden; Switzerland; Syrian Arab Republic; Tajikistan; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; United Kingdom; Uzbekistan
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Population [top]

Population:This species is common and widespread throughout its range.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Preferred habitats include partially-open running waters, avoiding cold torrents, high mountains and deep shade, and it is scarce on large rivers. Wandering males are often seen far from suitable habitats.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Major threats affecting Calopteryx splendens include habitat destruction through both non- and agricultural practices and the associated water pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are a variety of conservation measures in place however more are needed. The maintenance and restoration of its preferred habitat is underway, as is the monitoring of the population status and trends.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. 2009. Calopteryx splendens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T158701A5265028. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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