Orthemis biolleyi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Orthemis biolleyi
Species Authority: Calvert, 1906
Common Name(s):
English Yellow-lined Skimmer

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-02-23
Assessor(s): von Ellenrieder, N.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Paulson, D. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Extent of occurrence is 4,381,600 km² and the species is known from 32 locations, two within protected areas.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Found from Belize and Guatemala south to Bolivia and Brazil (Calvert 1906, 1948; Ris 1910, 1919; Fraser 1946; Geijskes 1971; Boomsma and Dunkle 1996; D.R. Paulson pers. comm. 2006; R.W. Garrison 2006).
Belize; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guatemala; Guyana; Panama; Peru; Suriname; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: The species is thought to be widespread as it is known from 32 locations, two of which are within protected areas.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Adults found at ponds, lake shores, ditches, open fields and forest trails (R.W. Garrison 2006, D.R. Paulson pers. comm. 2006). Larva described by Fleck (2003).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Present in protected areas: Reserva de Limoncocha, Napo province, Ecuador and Reserva de Tambopata, Madre de Dios department, Peru (D.R. Paulson pers. comm. 2006, R.W. Garrison 2006).

Citation: von Ellenrieder, N. 2009. Orthemis biolleyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 27 August 2015.
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