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Megalagrion molokaiense

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA COENAGRIONIDAE

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor/s: Polhemus, D.A.
Reviewer/s: Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Justification:
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.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population Trend: Unknown

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. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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