Orthetrum glaucum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Orthetrum glaucum
Species Authority: (Brauer, 1865)
Orthetrum gangi Sahni, 1965
Orthetrum nicevillei Kirby, 1894

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-06-22
Assessor(s): Dow, R.A.
Reviewer(s): Kalkman, V. & Clausnitzer, V. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Orthetrum glaucum is a widespread species, common across much of tropical and subtropical Asia, and capable of thriving in disturbed habitats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Orthetrum glaucum is distributed throughout tropical and subtropical Asia and south and east to New Guinea. There are a few countries from which R. Dow (pers. comm. 2008) is not aware of other records: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia and Lao PDR; it has probably been recorded from these countries, and its occurrence there is almost certain.
Brunei Darussalam; China; Hong Kong; India; Indonesia (Bali, Jawa, Kalimantan, Lesser Sunda Is., Maluku, Papua, Sulawesi, Sumatera); Japan; Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak); Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: This species is common across much of its large range.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species breeds in ponds, drains, ditches and other open lentic habitats.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Aside from the need to monitor populations, no specific conservation measures appear to be needed for this very widespread and common species.

Citation: Dow, R.A. 2009. Orthetrum glaucum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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