Megalagrion molokaiense 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Coenagrionidae

Scientific Name: Megalagrion molokaiense (Perkins, 1899)
Common Name(s):
English Molokai Damselfly

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Polhemus, D.A.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. (Odonata Red List Authority)
No specimens of Megalagrion molokaiense have been collected in over 60 years. Intensive searches in former known habitats have proven unsuccessful. The species may already be extinct, but further surveys are required to confirm this.
Date last seen: 1940s

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to the island of Molokai, Hawaiian Islands.
Countries occurrence:
Possibly extinct:
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Upland ridges and wet forest.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Feral ungulates, ants.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Protection of forest by state and federal management.

Citation: Polhemus, D.A. 2006. Megalagrion molokaiense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T59740A12010600. . Downloaded on 19 June 2018.
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