Native Animals

Mortonagrion aborense

Blue Midget
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2010
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SSN 53939
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Mortonagrion aborense (Blue Midget) is a damselfly species in family Coenagrionidae. Its hindwing may measure up to 15 mm and the length from its abdomen to anal appendage is about 24.5 mm long. The male individual has black above on its abdominal segment 8, entire blue on segment 9 with variable blue marks on segment 10. The superior anal appendage almost as long as segment 10 and down-turned with short inferior anal appendage and strong blue banding on thorax. While the female has similar marked as male except the abdominal color on segment 9-10 which are black above. The Blue Midget is widespread in Sundaland and mainland tropical Asia (Orr, 2005). It normally breeds in forest streams, shady marshes and ponds but sometimes, it can also be found outside of the forest. It is always in the vicinity of forest and probably depends on some forest cover for its survival (Subramanian, 2010). 

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2010 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1

Location

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

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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), 1-22. http://www.dragonflyfund.org/images/reports/FSSEAPIO_21_Choong_et_al_2017.pdf
  2. 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/
  3. 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
  4. Dow, R.A. (2011). Mortonagrion indraneil spec. nov. from Borneo, and a Redescription of M. arthuri Fraser (Odonata: Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae). 3093, 35-46
  5. 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
  6. Norma-Rashid, Y. & van Tol, J. (1995). New records of odonata for West Malaysia. Notulae Odonatologicae 4 (6), 101-103
Book
  1. 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. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 343.
  2. Orr, A.G. (2005). A Pocket Guide: Dragonflies of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Natural History Publication (Borneo) Sdn. Bhd., Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. pp. 127.
Report
  1. Wilson, K.D.P. & Gibert, E. (2006). Survey of Odonata at Endau-Rompin, Peninsular Malaysia. Johor National Parks Corporation, Malaysia.

Acknowledgements :- Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Choong Chee Yen, Dr. Farizawati Sabri, Ms. Mira Farzana Binti Mohamad Mokhtar, Mr. Muhammad Izzuddin Bin Hazan, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas & Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif

Photo credit :- Choong Chee Yen

Species Citation :- Mortonagrion aborense. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/53939. [Retrieved 07 February 2023].

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