Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Libellulidae

Scientific Name: Orthetrum triangulare
Species Authority: (Selys, 1878)
Orthetrum chandrabali Mehrotra, 1961
Taxonomic Notes:

Two subspecies of Orthetrum triangulare are currently recognised, the nominate subspecies and O. t. malaccense.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-03-21
Assessor(s): Dow, R.A.
Reviewer(s): Allen, D.J. & Clausnitzer, V.

Orthetrum triangulare is a widely distributed and generally common species, breeding in open and disturbed habitats and is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

Orthetrum triangulare is widely distributed in Asia.

Countries occurrence:
Afghanistan; Bhutan; China; Hong Kong; India (Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal); Indonesia (Jawa, Sumatera); Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia); Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland)); Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Population [top]


This species can be somewhat local, but is common where it occurs across much of its range.

Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

This species is usually found in hilly and montane areas. It breeds in small ponds and marshy areas, and is tolerant of disturbance.

Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

This species is not threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

No conservation measures are needed at this time.

Citation: Dow, R.A. 2010. Orthetrum triangulare. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T167098A6301833. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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