Argia lugens 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Coenagrionidae

Scientific Name: Argia lugens (Hagen, 1861)
Common Name(s):
English Sooty Dancer
Agrion lugens Hagen, 1861

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. lugens is widespread and common throughout its range and there is no indication of any population decline.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in ten states in Mexico and eight states in the United States of America.
Countries occurrence:
Mexico (Baja California, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Durango, Hidalgo, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Querétaro, Sonora, Veracruz); United States (Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah)
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Population [top]

Population:A. lugens is abundant and widespread.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A. lugens is found in small to medium open rocky streams with a good current; habitat may be bordered by riparian zone.
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 some protected areas, e.g., state parks in United States of America, although occurrence in protected areas in Mexico has not been documented.

Citation: Paulson, D. R. 2009. Argia lugens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T164962A5947433. . Downloaded on 24 October 2017.
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