Erythemis simplicicollis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Libellulidae

Scientific Name: Erythemis simplicicollis (Say, 1840)
Common Name(s):
English Eastern Pondhawk
French Érythème des Étangs
Libellula caerulans Rambur, 1842
Libellula maculiventris Rambur, 1842
Libellula simplicicollis Say, 1840
Mesothemis gundlachii Scudder, 1866
Taxonomic Source(s): Schorr, M. and Paulson, D. 2014. World Odonata List. Tacoma, Washington, USA Available at: (Accessed: 17 February 2014).

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)
E. simplicicollis is widespread and common throughout its range and appears to favour human modifications of wetlands and has become one of the most abundant species in its range in eastern United States.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in the Bahamas (Cat Island), Belize (Belize, Cayo, Corozal, Orange Walk, Toledo), two provinces in Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic (Barahona, Bahoruco, Samaná), El Salvador, Honduras (Cortez), Jamaica (Clarendon, Cornwall, St. Andrew, St. Catherine, St. Elizabeth), eleven states in Mexico, Nicaragua (León) and forty two states in United States of America.
Countries occurrence:
Bahamas; Belize; Canada (Ontario, Québec); Cayman Islands; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominican Republic; El Salvador; Honduras; Jamaica; Mexico (Campeche, Colima, Hidalgo, Jalisco, México Distrito Federal, Morelos, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatán); Nicaragua; United States (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin)
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Population [top]

Population:E. simplicicollis is an abundant and widespread species, and the population is increasing.
Current Population Trend:Increasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:E. simplicicollis can be found at almost any body of water.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater
Generation Length (years):1

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is present in many protected reserves. It appears not to require further conservation measures at this time.

Citation: Paulson, D. R. 2009. Erythemis simplicicollis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T165090A5966002. . Downloaded on 22 October 2017.
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