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Celithemis elisa 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Libellulidae

Scientific Name: Celithemis elisa (Hagen, 1861)
Common Name(s):
English Calico Pennant
French Célithème Indienne
Synonym(s):
Diplax elisa Hagen, 1861
Taxonomic Source(s): Schorr, M. and Paulson, D. 2014. World Odonata List. Tacoma, Washington, USA Available at: http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/slater-museum/biodiversity-resources/dragonflies/world-odonata-list2/. (Accessed: 17 February 2014).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2014-11-28
Assessor(s): Paulson, D. R.
Reviewer(s): Cannings, R. & Tognelli, M.
Justification:
Celithemis elisa is widespread and common throughout its range in eastern North America, and there is no indication of any population decline or significant threats. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This eastern North American species occurs from Minnesota and Nova Scotia south to Texas and Florida. It occurs in 5 provinces in Canada and 37 states in the United States of America.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward I., Québec); United States (Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin)
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Population [top]

Population:C. elisa is an abundant and widespread species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:No
Extreme fluctuations:NoPopulation severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Celithemis elisa occurs at ponds and lakes with vegetated margins, including bog ponds. Larvae live among aquatic vegetation.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater
Generation Length (years):1

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is widespread and common and present in some federal, state, local, and/or private reserves; no further conservation measures seem to be required at this time.

Citation: Paulson, D. R. 2017. Celithemis elisa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T164975A65822556. . Downloaded on 18 December 2017.
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