Native Animals

Lyriothemis biappendiculata

Red-and-white Bombardier
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2011
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SSN 54231
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Taxonomy

Description

Lyriothemis biappendiculata (Red-and-white Bombardier) is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. Its hindwing may measure up to 29 mm. It has a bright red, very broad and flattened abdomen, genitalia on segment 2 with twin prongs projecting straight downward. Mature specimens have developed strong white pruinescence on the synthorax while the immatures have reddish brown on its thorax (Orr, 2005).

Red-and-white Bombardier can be found in swampy forested areas with an altitude up to 600 m from sea level, including semi-disturbed forest and also occurs in the vicinity of seepages. It is widespread in southern Thailand and Sundaland except Java (Orr, 2005). L. biappendiculata is threatened by deforestation, plantation establishment and large-scale hydroelectric projects (Dow, 2011).

 

Assessment

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

Location

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

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
15

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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. Dow, R.A. & Reels, G.T. (2009). Expedition to Mount Dulit, Sarawak, August-September 2008 - Odonata -. International Dragonfly Fund - Report 19, 1-16
  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), 1-18
  5. Dow, R.A. (2016). Odonata collected at the Samunsam Wildlife Sanctuary, Kuching Division, Sarawak, Malaysia in August 2015. Faunistic Studies in South-East Asian and Pacific Island Odonata: Journal of the International Dragonfly Fund (14), 1-12
  6. 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, 1-18
  7. 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
  8. Dow, R.A. & Reels, G.T. (2010). The Odonata of three National Parks in Sarawak. Agrion , Vol. 14 (1), 14-19
  9. Kemp, R.G. & Kemp, G.S. (1989). Some Dragonfly Records from the States of Pahang and Perak, West Malaysia. Notulae Odonatologicae 3 (3), 37-40. http://natuurtijdschriften.nl/download?type=document;docid=593427
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., Ahmad Fadzil, A.M., Richard, A.M. & Latiff, A. (2014). Hutan Gunung Besar Hantu, Negeri Sembilan: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal dan Kepelbagaian Biologi. 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. 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. Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources, Putrajaya, Malaysia. pp. 115. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ] — [ | eBook (EPUB) ]
Report
  1. Wilson, K.D.P. & Gibert, E. (2006). Survey of Odonata at Endau-Rompin, Peninsular Malaysia. Johor National Parks Corporation, Malaysia.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Choong Chee Yen, Mrs. Hakimah Binti Jaafar, Ms. Mira Farzana Binti Mohamad Mokhtar, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Choong Chee Yen & Mohamad Omar B. Mohamad Khaidzir

Species Citation :- Lyriothemis biappendiculata. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/54231. [Retrieved 13 August 2022].

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