|Scientific Name:||Crocothemis servilia (Drury, 1773)|
Libellula ferruginea Fabricius, 1793
Libellula servilia Drury, 1773
Libellula soror Rambur, 1842
|Taxonomic Notes:||This species was formerly considered as a subspecies of Crocothemis erythraea, but structural features (Lohmann 1981, Schneider 1985) support its full species rank.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Abbott, J. & Clausnitzer, V.|
|Contributor(s):||Boudot, J.-P., Samraoui, B., Schneider, W. & Paulson, D.R.|
Crocothemis servilia is one of the most common and widespread odonate species in the world, occurring in artificial and highly disturbed habitats. It is under no threats and assessed as Least Concern.
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|Range Description:||Crocothemis servilia is an extremely widespread species, occurring throughout mainland tropical and subtropical Asia, Japan, the Ryukyu Archipelago, the Greater and Lesser Sunda islands, the Philippines and Sulawesi. In the west it extends into the Levant and part of the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq, Iran, Armenia and Turkey. It has been accidentally introduced into Hawaii and the Caribbean, where it now occurs in Florida, Cuba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico and very likely also Hispaniola.|
Native:Afghanistan; Armenia; Cambodia; China; Hong Kong; India; Indonesia (Bali, Jawa, Kalimantan, Lesser Sunda Is., Sulawesi, Sumatera); Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Israel; Japan; Jordan; Korea, Democratic People's Republic of; Korea, Republic of; Kuwait; Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak); Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Philippines; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Syrian Arab Republic; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Turkey (Turkey-in-Asia); Viet Nam
Introduced:Cuba; Jamaica; Puerto Rico; United States (Florida, Hawaiian Is.)
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|Population:||This is a very common species across much of its range, both natural and introduced, occurring commonly in man-made and disturbed habitats.|
|Current Population Trend:||Increasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Crocothemis servilia is an opportunistic species which breeds in lakes, ponds, canals, ditches, marshes, rice paddies, and potentially almost any body of still water, as long as there is much emergent vegetation. Very tolerant and widespread in its native range in southern Asia and apparently similarly so where introduced into Hawaii, Florida, and the Greater Antilles.|
|Use and Trade:||This species is not utilized.|
|Major Threat(s):||This species does not appear to be under any major threats across most of its range, including in Florida, the Greater Antilles, and Hawaii where it has been introduced.|
|Conservation Actions:||No conservation measures are needed for this extremely common, opportunistic and widespread species. Of course, there is always need for research to learn more about even the most common species.|
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|Citation:||Dow, R.A. 2017. Crocothemis servilia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T163607A80679957.Downloaded on 16 December 2017.|