Megalagrion nesiotes


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Megalagrion nesiotes
Species Authority: (Perkins, 1899)
Common Name(s):
English Flying Earwig Hawaiian Damselfly

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B2ab(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)
Only a single remaining population of this species is known, occurring immediately upslope of a busy highway on Maui.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from the islands of Maui and Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands.
United States (Hawaiian Is.)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Feral ungulates; ants; drought.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Protection of forest by state management.

Citation: Polhemus, D.A. 2006. Megalagrion nesiotes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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