Anax longipes


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Anax longipes
Species Authority: Hagen, 1861
Common Name(s):
English Comet Darner

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)
A. longipes is reasonably widespread and locally common throughout its range, there is no indication of any population decline and there are currently no threats identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in two provinces in Canada and thirty one states in the United States of America.
Canada (New Brunswick, Ontario); United States (Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin)
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Population [top]

Population: A. longipes is locally common in many populations throughout its range.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The preferred habitat of A. longipes is lakes and ponds, typically with extensive beds of grasses. Larvae probably survive best in shallow ponds without fish.
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. Anax longipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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