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Brachymesia herbida

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA LIBELLULIDAE

Scientific Name: Brachymesia herbida
Species Authority: (Gundlach, 1889)
Common Name(s):
English Tawny Pennant
Synonym(s):
Cannacria batesii Kirby, 1889
Cannacria fumipennis Currie, 1901
Libellula herbida Gundlach, 1889

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:
B. herbida is widespread and common throughout its range and there is no indication of any population decline, although further research is needed to explore possible populations further south.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in two provinces in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, two states in Brazil, the Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica (Alajuela, Cartago, Guanacaste), Cuba (Isla de Juventud), Dominican Republic (Barahona, Distrito Nacional, La Vega, Monseñor Nouel), Ecuador (Napo), El Salvador, Galapagos, Guyana, Guyane Française, Honduras, Isla San Andres, Jamaica (Clarendon, Kingston, St. Catherine, St. James), Lesser Antilles, nine states in Mexico, Paraguay (Itapúa), Peru (Loreto, Madre de Dios), Puerto Rico, Surinam, Trinidad, three states in the United States of America and Venezuela (Amazonas, Barinas, Bolivar, Cojedes, Delta Amacuro, Falcón, Guárico, Monagas).
Countries:
Native:
Argentina (Corrientes, Misiones); Barbados; Belize; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil (Amazonas, Pará); Cayman Islands; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Ecuador (Ecuador (mainland), Galápagos); El Salvador; French Guiana; Guadeloupe; Guyana; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico (Campeche, Guerrero, Nayarit, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatán); Paraguay; Peru; Puerto Rico; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; United States (Florida, Nebraska, Texas); Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: B. herbida is an abundant and widespread species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: B. herbida is found at lakes, ponds, and marshes, usually with more vegetation than typical of other Brachymesia. Males typically present at outer edge of band of aquatic emergents.
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 protected areas in south Texas and south Florida. There is no documentation for occurrence in protected areas south of the United States border.

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