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Libellula comanche

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA LIBELLULIDAE

Scientific Name: Libellula comanche
Species Authority: Calvert, 1907
Common Name/s:
English Comanche Skimmer

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:
L. comanche is reasonably widespread and common throughout its range, present in protected areas and with no indication of any population decline.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Libellula comanche is found in two states in Mexico and twelve in the United States of America.
Countries:
Native:
Mexico (Chihuahua, Sonora); United States (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Wyoming)
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Population [top]

Population: L. comanche is locally common in many populations.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in springs, seeps, and pools in clear streams.
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 (national parks, national wildlife refuges, state parks) in its United States range. Occurrence in protected areas in Mexico have not been documented. It does not appear to require further conservation measures at present.
Citation: Paulson, D. R. 2009. Libellula comanche. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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