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Hypopetalia pestilens

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA AUSTROPETALIIDAE

Scientific Name: Hypopetalia pestilens
Species Authority: McLachlan, 1870
Common Name(s):
English White-dotted Redspot

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): von Ellenrieder, N. & Paulson, D.
Reviewer(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Justification:
Hypopetalia pestilens is endemic to Chile where it is a common species with a relatively wide range, and is likely to be present in several natural protected areas throughout its range area (i.e., Parque Gil de Vilches and parques nacionales Nahuelbuta, Alerce Andino, and Chiloé).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Central third of Chile, from Metropolitana region south through Maule, Bío-Bío, and Araucanía to De Los Lagos regions.
Countries:
Native:
Chile
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Population [top]

Population: Population size and trends are unknown. However, the species is common.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Rivers in forested valleys at 600–800 m, and foothill streams at 1,328–1,402 m.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat modification through introduced fish, grazing, deforestation, dams, water pollution, piping of streams for livestock and domestic use.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Studies are needed to estimate population density, ecology and habitat preferences, along with confirmation of the species' presence in protected areas.

Citation: von Ellenrieder, N. & Paulson, D. 2006. Hypopetalia pestilens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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