Orthetrum balteatum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Libellulidae

Scientific Name: Orthetrum balteatum
Species Authority: Lieftinck, 1933
Common Name(s):
English Speckled Skimmer

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-24
Assessor(s): Kalkman, V.
Reviewer(s): Dow, R.A. & Clausnitzer, V. (Odonata Red List Authority)
It is likely that the species is widespread in New Guinea although it was only recorded for the surroundings of Jayapura. Its range is fairly large and there is no reason to believe that its habitat is under severe pressure. Although it is not considered to be threatened, more information on habitat and distribution is needed.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Described from the surroundings of Jayapura (Papua province, Indonesia) from material taken in 1930 and 1931 (Lieftinck 1933). Has not since been reported from New Guinea but has been found in Australia, in Northern Territory and Queensland (Theischinger and Hawking 2006). It is likely that the species is present in large parts of New Guinea.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland); Indonesia (Papua)
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:1-99
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Population [top]

Population:This is a widespread species thought to be stable although detailed information on numbers are lacking.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Adults are known from streams, rivers, riverine lagoons and swamps (Theischinger and Hawking 2006).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no threats known to be affecting this species at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation measures in place, the habitat does not appear to be experiencing a level of degradation to cause concern and it is thought to be widespread. Field work is required to better understand population numbers and range.

Citation: Kalkman, V. 2009. Orthetrum balteatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T163903A5665904. . Downloaded on 27 April 2017.
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