Diplacodes trivialis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Libellulidae

Scientific Name: Diplacodes trivialis
Species Authority: (Rambur, 1842)
Diplacodes remota Ris, 1911
Libellula phalerata Uhler, 1858
Libellula trivialis Rambur, 1842
Taxonomic Source(s): Schorr, M. and Paulson, D. 2015. World Odonata List. Tacoma, Washington, USA Available at: (Accessed: 10 July 2015).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-02-17
Assessor(s): Subramanian, K.A.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V., Dow, R.A. & Allen, D.J.

Diplacodes trivialis is a widespread and common species that breeds in ponds, lakes, marshes, irrigation canals, rice fields etc. and is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Diplacodes trivialis is a widespread species, occurring from India to China and Japan and southwards to New Guinea and Australia.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia); Bangladesh; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; China (Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan, Yunnan); Fiji; Hong Kong; India (Andaman Is., Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Nicobar Is., Orissa, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal); Indonesia (Bali, Jawa, Kalimantan, Lesser Sunda Is., Maluku, Papua, Sulawesi, Sumatera); Japan; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak); Micronesia, Federated States of ; Myanmar; Nepal; Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago, North Solomons, Papua New Guinea (main island group)); Philippines; Seychelles; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Sri Lanka; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Viet Nam
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 150000
Upper elevation limit (metres): 3000
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Population [top]

Population: This is a common species across much of its range.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species breeds in ponds, wet rice fields, shallow lakes, drainage ditches and similar habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: No

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):  across its range, though there are likely to be local threats arising from the loss of wetlands due to agriculture and developmental activities.This species is not threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are needed.

Citation: Subramanian, K.A. 2010. Diplacodes trivialis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T167372A6336761. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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