Native Animals

Aethriamanta aethra

Blue Adjutant
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2011
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SSN 53961
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Description

Aethriamanta aethra, a small-sized skimmer dragonfly commonly known as Blue adjutant belonging to the family Libellulidae (Lok & Tang, 2012). This species inhabits marshes, open swamps forests, and well-vegetated ponds. It is distributed in Southeast Asia including Malaysia (Tang et al., 2010; Dow, 2011). Both males and females have black hairs on the thorax and a conspicuous dark brown patch at the base of the hindwings. The final four segments of the males' abdomens are darker than the last five segments, which allows for easy differentiation between them and the females (Tang et al., 2010).

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Artificial - Aquatic → Ponds [below 8 ha]
Suitable Unknown
2
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Forest Vegetation Above High Tide Level
Marginal Unknown
3
Wetlands → Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands [generally over 8 ha]
Suitable Unknown
4
Wetlands → Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools [under 8 ha]
Suitable Unknown
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2011 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1

Location

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

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References

Article
  1. 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
Book
  1. Orr, A.G. (2005). A Pocket Guide: Dragonflies of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Natural History Publication (Borneo) Sdn. Bhd., Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. pp. 127.

Acknowledgements :- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Choong Chee Yen, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Mrs. Siti Jumiah Binti Abdul Razak, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Choong Chee Yen

Species Citation :- Aethriamanta aethra. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/53961. [Retrieved 28 January 2023].

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