Native Animals

Heliocypha biforata

Magenta-backed Jewel
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2018
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SSN 53940
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Description

Heliocypha biforata or Magenta-backed Jewel is a beautiful damselfly species under family Chlorocyphidae. This species has a measure of 24mm hindwing in length and can easily be recognized by the virtue of magenta marks on its thorax. The males approaching the females with a vivid courtship by displaying their white legs and iridescent wings (Orr, 2005). H. biforata can be found in clear and running water from small streams in deep forest to broad open rivers but it prefers a quiet and protected backwaters place. It is widespread in mainland tropical Asia (Orr, 2005) and is categorized as least concern in the IUCN Red List (Dow, 2018).

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2018 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2009 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1

Location

by State Location
  • Kedah 2
  • Selangor 1
  • Terengganu 1
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Specimen

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5

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Azidah Abdul Aziz (Dr.)
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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. Choong, C.Y. (2014). Odonata (Insecta) Fauna of Krau Wildlife Reserve, Pahang, Malaysia. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 28: pp. 73-80
  3. Choong, C.Y., Alwen, B.M. & Tan, C.C. (2018). Odonata (insecta) fauna of Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia. SERANGGA 23 (2): pp. 49-58
  4. 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
  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): pp. 1-22
  6. Izzat-Husna, M. & Ahmad, A. (2014). Odonata (Class Insecta) Of Sungkai Wildlife Reserve, Perak, Malaysia. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 29: pp. 23-30
  7. 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
  8. Norma-Rashid, Y., Zakaria-Ismail, M. & Hämäläinen, M. (1996). Notes on Odonata collected in Kelantan (Peninsular Malaysia) in April 1995. Opuscula Zoologica Fluminensia 146: pp. 1-11
  9. Wahizatul Afzan, A., Julia, J. & Ahmad, A. (2006). Diversity and Distribution of Dragonflies (Insecta: Odonata) in Sekayu Recreational Forest, Terengganu. Journal of Sustainability Science & Management 1 (2): pp. 97-106
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. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Malaysia. pp. 245.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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) ]
  5. Orr, A.G. (2005). A Pocket Guide: Dragonflies of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Natural History Publication (Borneo) Sdn. Bhd., Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. pp. 127.
  6. Siti Azizah, M.N., Suhaila, A.H. & Nik Ahmad Irwan Izzauddin, N. H. (2019). Fungi, Insects and Spiders of Merbok. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia. pp. 120.
Report
  1. Wilson, K.D.P. & Gibert, E. (2006). Survey of Odonata at Endau-Rompin, Peninsular Malaysia. Johor National Parks Corporation, Malaysia.

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Afham Ezani, Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Choong Chee Yen, Dr. Farizawati Sabri, Ms. Mira Farzana Binti Mohamad Mokhtar, Mr. Mohd Fakrullah Salafusalam Bin Mohd Afandi, Mr. Muhammad Izzuddin Bin Hazan, Ms. Norli Fauzani Mohd Abu Hassan Alshari, Mrs. Nur Hazwanie Binti Abd Halim, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Choong Chee Yen

Species Citation :- Heliocypha biforata. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/53940. [Retrieved 09 August 2022].

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