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Stylurus scudderei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA GOMPHIDAE

Scientific Name: Stylurus scudderei
Species Authority: (Selys, 1873)
Common Name/s:
English Zebra Clubtail

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2009-10-09
Assessor/s: Paulson, D. R.
Reviewer/s: Clausnitzer, V. & Kalkman, V. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Justification:
S. scudderei is a reasonably widespread and locally common species throughout its range, including occurring within protected areas, and there is no indication of any population decline.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in Canada and the United States of America.
Countries:
Native:
Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Québec); United States (Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin)
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Population [top]

Population: S. scudderei is locally common in many populations.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Species preferred habitat is sand-bottomed streams and small rivers with riffles in forested regions. Adults spend much time in forest canopy, so best surveyed by collecting larvae and exuviae (moulted exoskeletons).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no threats presently affecting this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is present in numerous protected areas but entire watersheds are not protected; no further conservation measures are apparently required.
Citation: Paulson, D. R. 2009. Stylurus scudderei. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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