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Trithemis aurora

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA LIBELLULIDAE

Scientific Name: Trithemis aurora
Species Authority: (Burmeister,1839)
Taxonomic Notes: Trithemis adelpha Selys, 1878, known from the Philippines, is sometimes considered to be a junior synonym of T. aurora, which also occurs in the Philippines. For the purposes of this assessment the two are treated as separate species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-02-20
Assessor(s): Subramanian, K.A. & Dow, R.A.
Reviewer(s): Allen, D.J. & Clausnitzer, V.
Justification:
This widespread and common species is abundant throughout its range and is not threatened; assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is found throughout the Indian subcontinant and south east Asia, extending to Japan and south to Java and the Lesser Sunda Islands.
Countries:
Native:
Bangladesh; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Sichuan); Hong Kong; India (Andaman Is., Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Dadra-Nagar-Haveli, Daman, Darjiling, Delhi, Diu, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Jharkand, Karaikal, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mahé, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nicobar Is., Orissa, Pondicherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal); Indonesia (Bali, Jawa, Kalimantan, Lesser Sunda Is., Sulawesi, Sumatera); Japan; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak); Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: This species is very common throughout its range.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species uses diverse wetland habitats such as ponds, lakes, marshes, wet paddy fields, streams, rivers, and irrigation canals.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is not threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species does not require any conservation actions.

Citation: Subramanian, K.A. & Dow, R.A. 2010. Trithemis aurora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 July 2014.
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