Native Animals

Idionyx yolanda

Shadowdancer
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2021
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SSN 53925
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Taxonomy

Description

Idionyx Yolanda (Shadowdancer) is a species of dragonfly in the family Synthemistidae. In male, the hindwing may measure up to 29 mm. The male also has a short and compact synthorax with metallic green and yellow lateral band, long inferior anal appendage and trifurcated towards the tip. Meanwhile, the female hindwing is measure around 30-33 mm with more open venation wings than I. laidlawi and basally tinted deep yellow, as it grows. The abdomen tip is only slightly clubbed (Orr, 2005).

This dragonfly normally breeds in small streams flowing through lowland forest marshes. It is quite common and furtive with dancing erratically over sun-dappled and glimmering water.

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2021 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1

Location

by State Location
  • Kedah 2
  • Selangor 1
  • Terengganu 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
1

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References

Article
  1. 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): pp. 1-22
  2. Dow, R.A. & Reels, G.T. (2009). Expedition to Mount Dulit, Sarawak, August-September 2008 - Odonata -. International Dragonfly Fund - Report 19: pp. 1-16
  3. 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): pp. 1-18
  4. Dow, R.A. & Ngiam, R.W.J. (2012). Odonata collected in the Hose Mountains, Kapit Division, Sarawak, Malaysia in April 2011. International Dragonfly Fund - Report 44: pp. 1-18
  5. Kemp, R.G. & Kemp, G.S. (1989). Some Dragonfly Records from the States of Pahang and Perak, West Malaysia. Notulae Odonatologicae 3 (3): pp. 37-40
  6. 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): pp. 65-72
Book
  1. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Mohd Nasir, A.H., Mohamed Zin, Y., Richard, A.M. & Latiff, A. (2013). Banjaran Bintang Gunung Inas, Kedah: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi, Issue/No. . Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 245.
  2. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Mohd Nasir, A.H., Ahmad Fadzil, A.M., Richard, A.M. & Latiff, A. (2014). Hutan Gunung Besar Hantu, Negeri Sembilan: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi, Issue/No. . Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 254.
  3. Abdul Rahman, A.R., Mohd Nasir, A.H., Azmi, N., Nor Hasliza, M.B. & Latiff, A. (2014). Hutan Simpan Gunung Tebu, Terengganu: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi, Issue/No. . Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 343.
  4. Choong, C.Y., Yasser, M.A. & Nurfarhana-Hizan, H. (2018). Ancient Creatures: Dragonflies and Damselflies of Malaysia, Issue/No. . Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources, Putrajaya, Malaysia. pp. 115. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ] — [ | eBook (EPUB) ]
  5. Orr, A.G. (2005). A Pocket Guide: Dragonflies of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore, Issue/No. . Natural History Publication (Borneo) Sdn. Bhd., Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. pp. 127.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Choong Chee Yen, Dr. Farizawati Sabri, Mrs. Hakimah Binti Jaafar, Ms. Mira Farzana Binti Mohamad Mokhtar, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Siti Amalia Aisyah Binti Abdul Halim, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Choong Chee Yen

Species Citation :- Idionyx yolanda. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/53925. [Retrieved 01 July 2022].

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