Native Animals

Amphicnemis gracilis

Will-o-wisp
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2019
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SSN 54033
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Taxonomy

Description

Amphicnemis gracilis, commonly known as Will-o-wisp (Choong et al., 2017) is a damselfly species in family Coenagrionidae. Its hindwing may measure up to 20mm. This damselfly has exceedingly slender body and pale anal appendages. The superior anal appendage is deeply divided into two thin arms, very squat inferior anal appendage and has similar pterostigma in both wings. The female is polymorphic which is it will forms red when immatures and forms olive when matured and also has variably marked with dorsal metallic strip on its synthorax like Genus Teinobasis (Orr, 2005). Will-o-wisp inhabits lowland swamp forests and widespread in Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Singapore and Thailand (Dow, 2019).

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2019 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1

Location

by State Location
  • Pahang 2
Based on publications, specimens, and images

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References

Article
  1. 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: pp. 39-48
  2. 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: pp. 1-11
  3. Dow, R.A., Ng, Y.F. & Choong, C.Y. (2012). Odonata of Sungai Bebar, Pahang, Malaysia, with four species recorded for the first time from mainland Asia. Journal of Threatened Taxa 4 (3): pp. 2417-2426
  4. 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. 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) ]
  2. 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.
Journal
  1. Dow, R.A. & Unggang, J. The Odonata of Binyo Penyilam, a Unique Tropical Wetland Area in Bintulu Division, Sarawak, Malaysia. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (13), 2010, pp. 1349-1358

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Choong Chee Yen, Mr. Muhammad Izzuddin Bin Hazan, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Choong Chee Yen

Species Citation :- Amphicnemis gracilis. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/54033. [Retrieved 03 July 2022].

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