Phyllopetalia apollo


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Phyllopetalia apollo
Species Authority: Selys, 1878
Common Name(s):
English Apollo Redspot
Taxonomic Notes: Taxonomy of South American austropetaliids currently being reviewed by von Ellenrieder. Carle (1996) created genus Odontopetalia to include this species, von Ellenrieder (in prep.) synonymyzed it.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): von Ellenrieder, N. & Paulson, D.
Reviewer(s): Suhling, F. & Clausnitzer, V. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Seemingly common, with many records, and very likely present in several natural protected areas along its occurrence area (i.e., Parques Nacionales Nahuelbuta, Tolhuaca, Conguillio Los Paraguas, Parque Vicente Perez Rosales, Alerce Andino, and Chiloé). Conservation should focus on less common species of family.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Central third of Chile, from Valparaiso Region south through Metropolitana, Maule, Bío-Bío, Araucania to De Los Lagos Region.
Chile (Biobío, La Araucania, Los Lagos, Maule, Valparaíso)
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Forest streams and seeps in valleys.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Studies needed to estimate population density, ecology and habitat preferences, as well as possible category of threat and to confirm presence in protected areas.

Citation: von Ellenrieder, N. & Paulson, D. 2007. Phyllopetalia apollo. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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