Anax walsinghami 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Aeshnidae

Scientific Name: Anax walsinghami McLachlan, 1882
Common Name(s):
English Giant Darner
Taxonomic Source(s): Schorr, M. and Paulson, D. 2013. World Odonata List. Tacoma, Washington, USA Available at: (Accessed: 20 November 2013).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-05-05
Assessor(s): Paulson, D.R.
Reviewer(s): Abbott, J. & Clausnitzer, V.
This species is locally common within its substantial range, with no evidence of population declines or significant threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This southwestern upland species occurs from central California, Nevada, southern Utah and western Texas south to Guerrero. It is known from 6 states in the United States of America and 14 states in Mexico.
Countries occurrence:
Guatemala; Honduras (Honduras (mainland)); Mexico (Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Michoacán, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo León, Puebla, Querétaro, Sonora); United States (Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah)
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Population [top]

Population:Reasonably widespread and locally common species throughout its range; although the population trend is unknown, there is no indication of any population decline.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:No
Extreme fluctuations:NoPopulation severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Anax walsinghami occurs at slow streams with some gradient, often in canyons, bordered by riparian shrubbery, cattails, or bulrushes.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no significant threats presently affecting this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is widespread and common and present in some federal, state, local, and/or private reserves; no further conservation measures seem to be required at this time.

Citation: Paulson, D.R. 2017. Anax walsinghami. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T50959519A80684340. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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