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Epophthalmia elegans

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA MACROMIIDAE

Scientific Name: Epophthalmia elegans
Species Authority: (Brauer, 1865)
Common Name(s):
English Regal Pond Cruiser
Synonym(s):
Epophthalmia elegans yagasakii Eda, 1986
Macromia elegans Brauer, 1865
Taxonomic Notes: Brauer (1865) originally described elegans from Shanghai, China under the genus Macromia Rambur. The subspecies Epophthalmia elegans yagasakii was described by Eda (1986) from South Korean material but it is not considered appropriate to consider the Korean population a separate subspecies (Lee 2001).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-17
Assessor(s): Wilson, K. D. P.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Reels, G. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Justification:
Widely distribution throughout China, extending through Korea and Japan to southern, far eastern Russia and north Philippines. More specifically it has been recorded from China, including Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Henan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, and Zhejiang (Hua 2000), Shaanxi (Zhang and Zhang 2006), Korea (Lee 2001), Japan, including Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and the Rukuyus (Sugimura et al 2001), southern, far eastern Russia (Kosterin and Malikova 2007), and Luzon in the Philippines (Hämäläinen and Müller 1997).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Recorded from China, including Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Henan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan and Zhejiang (Hua 2000) and Shaanxi (Zhang and Zhang 2006), Korea (Lee 2001), Japan, including Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and the Rukuyus (Sugimura et al. 2001), southern far eastern Russia (Kosterin and Malikova 2007) and Luzon in the Philippines (Hämäläinen and Müller 1997).
Countries:
Native:
China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Henan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang); Hong Kong; Korea, Republic of; Philippines; Russian Federation (Khabarovsk, Primoryi); Taiwan, Province of China
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Population [top]

Population: A stable population and widely distributed.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Frequents reservoirs, ponds and lakes.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: A common and widespread species.

Citation: Wilson, K. D. P. 2009. Epophthalmia elegans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 December 2014.
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