Native Animals

Pseudagrion microcephalum

Blue Sprite
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2017
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SSN 52318
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Taxonomy

Description

Pseudagrion microcephalum, also known as Blue Sprite is a damselfly species in the family Coenagrionidae. Its hindwing may measure up to 18mm which is slightly smaller than P. australasiae (Look-alike Sprite). This species is commonly found on lakes, drains, and lily ponds at the altitude up to 1400m above sea level (Orr, 2005). It normally breeds in still and slowing waters, streams, rivers, riverine lagoons, lakes and ponds (Dow & Wilson, 2017). The Blue Sprite is sexually active in afternoon and spending more than an hour in tandem. It is widespread in Indo-Australian tropics (Orr, 2005).

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2017 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2009 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A

Location

by State Location
  • Johore 2
  • Terengganu 2
by Protected Areas Location
  • National/State Park 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
1

Biodiversity Experts

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Aishah Hani Azil (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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  • Mosquitoes
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Amirrudin Bin Ahmad (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Amphibians
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies
  • Fishes
  • Reptiles
  • Biodiversity
  • Data Analysis
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Living Modified Organism (LMO)
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Protected Areas
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
Azidah Abdul Aziz (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Insects (Taxonomy)
  • Biodiversity
  • PM
Fatimah Abang (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  • Insects
  • Butterflies and Moths
  • Biodiversity
  • Marine & Coastal
  • SBH
  • SWK
Heo Chong Chin (Dr.)
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
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Khaironizam Md Zain (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Liew Thor Seng (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
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  • Evolution
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Nivaarani Arumugam (Ms.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
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  • PM
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Noor Azrizal Bin Abdul Wahid (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Noorhidayah Mamat (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Raja Muhammad Zuha (Dr.)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
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Rosli Hashim (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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Suhaila Abd Hamid (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Sze Huei Yek (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
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Tan Li Peng (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
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PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Abdul Aziz, M.A.A. & Mohamed, M. (2018). Diversity and Species Composition of Odonates (Insecta: Odonata) of Hutan Lipur Soga Perdana, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia: A Green Lung. Journal of Science and Technology 10 (2), 1-9. http://http://penerbit.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/JST/article/view/2929/1555
  2. Choong, C.Y., Dow, R.A. & Ng, Y.F. (2017). New records of Odonata from Kelantan, Malaysia, with a checklist of species recorded from the state. Journal of the International Dragonfly Fund (22), 1-22. http://www.dragonflyfund.org/images/reports/FSSEAPIO_21_Choong_et_al_2017.pdf
  3. Choong, C.Y., Alwen, B.M. & Tan, C.C. (2018). Odonata (insecta) fauna of Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia. SERANGGA 23 (2), 49-58. http://journalarticle.ukm.my/13949/
  4. Choong, C.Y., Izzat-Husna, M. & Ahmad, A. (2016). Odonata (Insecta) Fauna of Tasek Bera Ramsar Site, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 31, 39-48
  5. Choong, C.Y., Alwen, B.M., Izzat-Husna, M. & Ahmad, A. (2017). Odonata Fauna of Tioman Island, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 32, 31-40
  6. Choong, C.Y. & Cheah, D.S.L. (2013). Odonata of Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia. Faunistic Studies in South-East Asian and Pacific Island Odonata: Journal of the International Dragonfly Fund 2, 1-11
  7. Dow, R.A., Choong, C.Y. & Ng, Y.F. (2017). New records of Odonata from Kedah, Malaysia in September 2016, with a checklist of species recorded from the state. Faunistic Studies in South-East Asian and Pacific Island Odonata: Journal of the International Dragonfly Fund (23), 1-18
  8. Dow, R.A. (2012). Odonata collected at Gunung Pueh, Kuching Division, Sarawak, Malaysia in October 2012. International Dragonfly Fund - Report 54, 1-25
  9. Dow, R.A., Choong, C.Y. & Ng, Y.F. (2016). Records of Odonata from Perlis, Malaysia in August 2015, with a checklist of species recorded from the state. Faunistic Studies in South-East Asian and Pacific Island Odonata: Journal of the International Dragonfly Fund (16), 1-22
  10. Dow, R.A. & Reels, G.T. (2010). The Odonata of three National Parks in Sarawak. Agrion , Vol. 14 (1), 14-19
  11. Norma-Rashid, Y. & Mohd-Sofian, A. (2015). Common dragonflies and damselflies (Insecta: Odonata) at Hulu Selai, Endau-Rompin, Johor, Malaysia. Snakebite and Envenomation Management in Malaysia, 159-168
  12. Norma-Rashid, Y. (2010). Dragonflies (Odonata) of Bachok Coast, Kelantan and Promoting Common Names. Malaysian Journal of Science 29, 73-79
  13. Norma-Rashid, Y. (2009). Odonata Diversity With One New Record for Malaysia in the Kenaboi Forest Reserve, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Science 28 (4), 65-72
Book
  1. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Koh, H.L., Muhamad, A., Wan Yusof, W.K. & Latiff, A. (2011). Hutan Simpan Melaka: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal, Kepelbagaian Biologi dan Socio-ekonomi. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 315.
  2. Choong, C.Y., Yasser, M.A. & Nurfarhana-Hizan, H. (2018). Ancient Creatures: Dragonflies and Damselflies of Malaysia. Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources, Putrajaya, Malaysia. pp. 115. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ] — [ | eBook (EPUB) ]
  3. Faridah, M., Ibrahim, Y.S., Nursalwa, B., Abd Rahman Azmi, A.A. & Borkhanuddin, M.H. (2017). Invertebrates of Setiu Wetlands. Penerbit UMT, Malaysia. pp. 1-209.
  4. Jamilah, M.S. & Faridah, M. (2011). A Biological Assessment of Jambu Bongkok Forest Reserve, Terengganu and Nearby Ecosystem. Penerbit UMT, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia. pp. 1-84.
Chapter in book
  1. Ahmad, A., Wahizatul Afzan, A., Johari, M.N., Nurul Nadia, R. & Siti Aminah, M.S. (2011). Dragonfly of Jambu Bongkok Forest Reserve, Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia. In Jamilah, M.S. & Faridah, M. (Eds.), A Biological Assessment of Jambu Bongkok Forest Reserve, Terengganu and Nearby Ecosystem. Penerbit UMT, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. pp. 45-60.
  2. Ahmad, A., Fahmi-Ahmad, M. & Johari, M.N. (2011). Freshwater Fishes of Jambu Bongkok Forest Reserve, Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia. In Jamilah, M.S. & Faridah, M. (Eds.), A Biological Assessment of Jambu Bongkok Forest Reserve, Terengganu and Nearby Ecosystem. Penerbit UMT, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. pp. 31-43.
Report
  1. Wilson, K.D.P. & Gibert, E. (2006). Survey of Odonata at Endau-Rompin, Peninsular Malaysia. Johor National Parks Corporation, Malaysia.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mr. Muhammad Izzuddin Bin Hazan, Prof. Dr. Norma Binti Che Yusoff, Mrs. Nur Hazwanie Binti Abd Halim, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Siti Amalia Aisyah Binti Abdul Halim, Mrs. Siti Jumiah Binti Abdul Razak, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Choong Chee Yen & Yasser Arifin

Species Citation :- Pseudagrion microcephalum. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/52318. [Retrieved 04 February 2023].

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