Native Animals

Lathrecista asiatica

Scarlet Grenadier
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2017
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Description

Lathrecista asiatica (Scarlet Grenadier) is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae with the hindwing measuring up to 34 mm. The male has a very straight-sided abdomen that almost entirely dull red, the synthorax ground is coppery brown with mainly yellow colour on the sides. Meanwhile, the female has similar characteristic to male but with brown abdomen (Orr, 2005).

Scarlet Grenadier can be found in coastal marshes, swamps and often near forest margins in brackish water on the landward side of mangroves. It likes to perches with abdomen held vertically. This species is widespread in tropical Asia and Australasia (Orr, 2005). It normally breeds in ponds, marshes, swamp forest and shallow forest pools, and commonly found in oil palm plantations in Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Kalimantan, where males have been found guarding muddy pools or in partly dry drainage ditches (Dow, & Kakkasery, 2017).

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2017 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2010 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A

Location

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  • Johore 1
  • Pahang 1
  • Terengganu 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
1
1

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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., 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., 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. (2009). Odonata Diversity With One New Record for Malaysia in the Kenaboi Forest Reserve, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Science 28 (4), 65-72
Book
  1. 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.
  2. 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) ]
  3. Jamilah, M.S. & Faridah, M. (2011). A Biological Assessment of Jambu Bongkok Forest Reserve, Terengganu and Nearby Ecosystem. Penerbit UMT, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia. pp. 1-84.
Chapter in book
  1. Ahmad, A., Wahizatul Afzan, A., Johari, M.N., Nurul Nadia, R. & Siti Aminah, M.S. (2011). Dragonfly of Jambu Bongkok Forest Reserve, Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia. In Jamilah, M.S. & Faridah, M. (Eds.), A Biological Assessment of Jambu Bongkok Forest Reserve, Terengganu and Nearby Ecosystem. Penerbit UMT, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. pp. 45-60.
Report
  1. Report On Habitat And Ecological Research After Wavebreaker Project At Tanjung Piai Johor National Park. Perbadanan Taman Negara (Johor), Malaysia.
  2. 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, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Choong Chee Yen, Mr. Mohamad Firdaus Bin Mohamad Ridzwan, Mr. Muhammad Izzuddin Bin Hazan, Mrs. Nur Hazwanie Binti Abd Halim, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Choong Chee Yen

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