|Scientific Name:||Orthetrum pruinosum|
|Species Authority:||(Burmeister, 1839)|
Libellula petalura Brauer, 1865
Orthetrum petalura Kirby, 1890
|Taxonomic Notes:||Aside from the nominate subspecies, three other subspecies are recognised. O. p. neglectum is widespread in mainland Asia, O. p. schneideri occurs in the Malay peninsular and Borneo, and O. p. clelia occurs in the Philippines and Taiwan (where O. p. neglectum occurs also). O. p. clelia is likely to be a separate species, and O. p. schneideri is likely to be a junior synonym of clelia. A further subspecies is sometimes recognised, O. p. migratum, but is is consisdered here to be a separate species O. migratum.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Allen, D., Clausnitzer, V. & Dow, R.A.|
Orthetrum pruinosum is a widely distributed species that is not threatened. It is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||As currently understood this is a widespread species occurring from west India to Japan and south to Java and the lesser Sunda Islands.|
Native:Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Brunei Darussalam; China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Tibet [or Xizang], Yunnan); Hong Kong; India; Indonesia (Bali, Jawa, Kalimantan, Lesser Sunda Is., Sulawesi, Sumatera); Japan; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak); Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland)); Nepal; Philippines; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Viet Nam
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This is a common species across parts of its range.
|Habitat and Ecology:||Breeds in small tanks and also pools in river beds. O. p. schneideri at least is more dependent on forest than many Orthetrum species.|
Individual populations are likely to be threatened by development of one kind or another, but overall this species is not threatened.
|Conservation Actions:||The taxonomic issues need to be resolved and there is a need for further data on distribution, but no specific conservation measures appear to be needed.|
|Citation:||Sharma, G. 2010. Orthetrum pruinosum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 12 March 2014.|
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