|Scientific Name:||Anax parthenope|
|Species Authority:||(Selys, 1839)|
Aeschna parthenope Selys, 1839
|Taxonomic Notes:||In the east of its Asian range the subspecies A. p. julius occurs, which might prove to be a distinct species.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Kakkasery, F., Babu, R., Mondal, S., Brooks, E., Dow, R.A., Clausnitzer, V. & García, N.|
|Contributor(s):||Boudot, J.-P., Schneider, W. & Samraoui, B.|
Anax parthenope is a widespread species with no major threat worldwide and it is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Anax parthenope ranges from Europe and North Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, Siberia, India, China and Japan. Recently a young female was found near Omsk constituting by far the most northern record of the species on the Siberian plain (Kosterin 2007). These records suggest that the northwards expansion of the species is taking place over very wide range. In the West of Europe, the species reaches now Latvia, Poland, the south of Sweden, northern Germany and the East of Ireland. A vagrant adult has been kept in the the Orkney Islands north of Scotland, so it might be just a matter of time before it will be recorded in Scotland.|
Native:Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Armenia (Armenia, Armenia); Austria; Azerbaijan; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Chad; China; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Egypt; Estonia; France (Corsica, France (mainland)); Georgia (Adzhariya, Gruziya); Germany; Greece (East Aegean Is., Greece (mainland), Kriti); Hungary; India; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Ireland; Israel; Italy (Italy (mainland), Sardegna, Sicilia); Japan; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Korea, Democratic People's Republic of; Korea, Republic of; Kuwait; Kyrgyzstan; Latvia; Lebanon; Libya; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Malta; Moldova; Mongolia; Montenegro; Morocco; Netherlands; Oman; Pakistan; Palestinian Territory, Occupied; Poland; Portugal (Madeira, Portugal (mainland)); Qatar; Romania; Russian Federation (Altay, Chita, Dagestan, East European Russia, Karachaevo-Cherkessiya, Krasnodar, Severo-Osetiya, South European Russia, Stavropol); Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Serbia (Serbia, Serbia); Slovakia; Slovenia; Somalia; Spain (Baleares, Canary Is., Spain (mainland), Spanish North African Territories); Sudan; Sweden; Switzerland; Syrian Arab Republic; Taiwan, Province of China (Taiwan, Province of China (main island)); Tunisia; Turkey (Turkey-in-Asia, Turkey-in-Europe); Turkmenistan; Ukraine (Krym, Ukraine (main part)); United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom (Great Britain, Northern Ireland); Uzbekistan; Yemen (South Yemen)
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|Population:||No information is available, but this is a wide-ranging species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The species occurs at standing and intermittently-flowing, soft and brackish waters, more rarely at permanently slow-running waters.|
|Use and Trade:||This species is not utilized.|
|Major Threat(s):||This wide-range Palearctic and Indomalayan species is not threatened at the global scale, although local declines may occur due to habitat destruction and water pollution.|
|Conservation Actions:||This is a widespread species, and specific conservation measures are not needed.|
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|Citation:||Mitra, A. 2013. Anax parthenope. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.|
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