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Progomphus bellei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA GOMPHIDAE

Scientific Name: Progomphus bellei
Species Authority: Knopf & Tennessen, 1980
Common Name(s):
English Belle, Belle's Sanddragon

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Paulson, D.R.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Kalkman, V. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Justification:
The distribution of P. bellei is limited and is known from only nine counties in three states. The sandy lakes and sandy spring-fed streams that comprise its habitat are vulnerable to development and logging. The species has been found at fewer than ten locations in recent years.
History:
2007 Near Threatened
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Rare (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Rare (IUCN 1990)
1988 Rare (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Rare (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Progomphus bellei occurs in the United States of America.
Countries:
Native:
United States (Alabama, Florida, North Carolina)
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Population [top]

Population: Small populations of P. bellei occur in scattered habitats.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species is found in sandy lakes and first-order sandy streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Development of lakes and woodland in parts of range, quite possible in the regions not currently under protection, is likely to decrease viable habitat in the future. Small streams and shallow lakes are liable to dry out with potential drought from global warming.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: P. bellei is present in some national forests but not in completely protected areas. National forests are unlikely to be developed. Research into all aspects of its biology and identification of more protected areas are needed.

Citation: Paulson, D.R. 2009. Progomphus bellei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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