Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Aeshnidae

Scientific Name: Austrophlebia costalis
Species Authority: (Tillyard, 1907)
Common Name(s):
English Southern Giant Darner
Planaeschna costalis Tillyard, 1907
Telephlebia racleayi Martin, 1909
Taxonomic Notes: Original description by Tillyard (1907), followed by a revision by Theischinger (1996) who described a second species, Austrophlebia subcostalis from specimens in the northern part of the range, above latitude 18°S.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-07-20
Assessor(s): Hawking, J.
Reviewer(s): Clausnizter, V. & Kalkman, V. (Odonata Red List Authority)
A common species with a large range and no known threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Australia; found from latitude 21°S, Cairns area to Victoria-New South Wales border (Theischinger 1996, Theischinger and Hawking 2006).
Countries occurrence:
Australia (New South Wales, Queensland)
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: The species appears to be common.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabits small to medium-sized streams, occasionally temporary, with the larvae generally occurring under logs, mostly in shady areas (Theischinger and Hawking 2006).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats affecting this species nor are their likely to be in the near future.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation actions in place, nor are any thought to be needed.

Citation: Hawking, J. 2009. Austrophlebia costalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T163523A5611205. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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