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Argia alberta

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA COENAGRIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Argia alberta
Species Authority: Kennedy, 1918
Common Name(s):
English Paiute Dancer

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. alberta is reasonably widespread and locally common throughout its range and is not showing any indication of a population decline.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in fifteen states in the United States of America.
Countries:
Native:
United States (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)
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Population [top]

Population: A. alberta is locally common in many populations.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species likes shallow sedge marshes, is often associated with hot springs in the northern part of the range. Also small sandy streams that flow out of such springs, with slight current and abundant sedges.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Populations of A. alberta apparently disappeared from southeastern Arizona during a drought period of late 1990s and have not been detected since. Drought that would eliminate small spring runs, presumably an increasingly likely threat from global warming, would cause a decline in the population.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is present in some protected areas, although most localities on public or private land that are not managed to preserve wetlands. Further occurrences within protected areas are required.

Citation: Paulson, D. R. 2009. Argia alberta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 October 2014.
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