Cephalaeschna klotsae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Aeshnidae

Scientific Name: Cephalaeschna klotsae Asahina, 1982
Common Name(s):
English Yellow-spotted Dusk-hawker
Periaeschna rotunda Wilson, 2005
Taxonomic Notes: Based on a study of specimens from Hong Kong, Guangdong and Guangxi, Wilson and Xu (in prep) have established Periaeschna rotunda Wilson, 2005 is a synonym of Cephalaeschna klotsae Asahina, 1982. Periaeschna rotunda is the junior synonym.  The species was originally described as Cephalaeschna klotsi sp. nov.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-02
Assessor(s): Wilson, K.D.P.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Reels, G. (Odonata Red List Authority)
The species is known to range across montane forested areas in southern China from Guangxi through Guangdong and Fujian to Zhejiang, but not much more is known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Described from Tachulan, Shaowu, Fujian with paratypes from Yenping, Fujian (Asahina 1982). Also recorded from Nanling, Guangdong (Fellowes et al. 2003) and Nanling and Shimentai (Wilson and Xu in prep.), Hong Kong (Wilson 2004) and Zhejiang (Hua 2000). Periaeschna rotunda Wilson (2005) described from Dayaoshan, Guangxi is a synonym of Cephalaeschna klotsi.
Countries occurrence:
China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Zhejiang); Hong Kong
Additional data:
Number of Locations:8
Lower elevation limit (metres):500
Upper elevation limit (metres):1000
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Population [top]

Population:Species has a stable population although detailed numbers are unknown.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Frequents small forested montane streams.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat is threatened by clear-cutting of forest for the development of dams and transport systems.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures currently known for this species, and it is unknown if it occurs within protected areas.

Citation: Wilson, K.D.P. 2009. Cephalaeschna klotsae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T167191A6313697. . Downloaded on 18 June 2018.
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