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Libellula croceipennis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA LIBELLULIDAE

Scientific Name: Libellula croceipennis
Species Authority: Selys, 1868
Common Name(s):
English Neon 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. croceipennis 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: The species occurs throughout Mexico, Mesoamerica and into Colombia, and four states in the United States of America. In Belize it has been recorded from Cayo.
Countries:
Native:
Belize; Colombia; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico (Baja California Sur, Chiapas, Colima, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Veracruz); Nicaragua; United States (Arizona, California, Oklahoma, Texas)
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species prefers clean streams and flowing ditches, usually wooded but sometimes in the open. Also found in garden ponds in Texas.
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 the United States. Occurrence south of the United States border have not been documented. It does not appear to require further conservation measures at present.

Citation: Paulson, D. R. 2009. Libellula croceipennis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 October 2014.
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