Mecistogaster buckleyi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Coenagrionidae

Scientific Name: Mecistogaster buckleyi McLachlan, 1881
Common Name(s):
English Blue-tipped Helicopter
Mecistogaster amazonica Sjöstedt, 1918
Mecistogaster garleppi Förster, 1903

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-02-26
Assessor(s): von Ellenrieder, N.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Paulson, D. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Extent of occurrence is 284,400 km² and the species is known from six locations, one within a protected area. Surveys to study biology, trends and threats necessary.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Occurs in Ecuador, Peru and Brazil (McLachlan 1881, Sjoedstedt 1918, D.R. Paulson pers. comm. 2006, R.W. Garrison 2006).
Countries occurrence:
Brazil; Ecuador; Peru
Additional data:
Number of Locations:6
Lower elevation limit (metres):196
Upper elevation limit (metres):700
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Population [top]

Population:This species is known from six locations (one being within a protected area) but there is no data available on population sizes.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Adults found along forest trails (D.R. Paulson pers. comm. 200, R.W. Garrison 2006); breeding habitat and larva most likely prefer phytotelmata (water-bodies held by plants) as in other species of genus (tree holes, bamboo internodes, bromeliads or fallen fruit or nut husks).

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Present in a protected area: Reserva de Tambopata, Madre de Dios state, Peru (D.R. Paulson pers. comm. 2006, R.W. Garrison 2006).

Citation: von Ellenrieder, N. 2009. Mecistogaster buckleyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T159012A5306474. . Downloaded on 18 June 2018.
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