Polyommatus dama 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Lepidoptera Lycaenidae

Scientific Name: Polyommatus dama (Staudinger, 1892)
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Common Name(s):
English Mesopotamian Blue
Agrodiaetus dama Staudinger, 1892

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A1ac, B1+2ac ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Van Swaay, C.A.M. & Warren, M.S.
Reviewer(s): Mace, G.M. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Red List Programme Office)
Has a very restricted distribution which is thought to have decreased by 50-80% over the past 25 years. This range decrease is equated to a 50% population reduction over the last ten years.

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Population:Known only from the type locality where the species still survives in low numbers.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Found on uncultivated shrub land.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The construction of a nearby dam does not appear to have affected the species, and no actual threats were observed. However, a number of potential threats were identified.

Citation: Van Swaay, C.A.M. & Warren, M.S. 2000. Polyommatus dama. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T39490A10231565. . Downloaded on 22 May 2018.
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