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Aeshna palmata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA AESHNIDAE

Scientific Name: Aeshna palmata
Species Authority: Hagen, 1856
Common Name(s):
English Paddle-tailed Darner
Synonym(s):
Aeschna arida Kennedy, 1918

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Paulson, D. R.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Kalkman, V. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Justification:
A. palmata is common all across western North America with no indication of any population decline nor are any threats currently identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Aeshna palmata occurs in three provinces and one territory in Canada, fourteen states in the United States of America and Russia in Kamchatka where it is probably not resident.
Countries:
Native:
Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Yukon); United States (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
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Population [top]

Population: A. palmata is an abundant and widespread species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lakes, ponds, and slow streams, even small ones, usually with dense shore vegetation is the type of habitat A. palmata is usually found in. For the most part in forested landscapes, but some populations in open country. Colonizes small suburban ponds readily.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is present in many federal, state, local, and private reserves and does not appear to need any further conservation measures.

Citation: Paulson, D. R. 2009. Aeshna palmata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.
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