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Argia lugens

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA COENAGRIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Argia lugens
Species Authority: (Hagen, 1861)
Common Name(s):
English Sooty Dancer
Synonym(s):
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)
Justification:
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:
Native:
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.
Population Trend: Stable

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. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.
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