Native Animals

Libellago aurantiaca

Fiery Jewel
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2011
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SSN 58863
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Taxonomy

Description

Libellago aurantiaca is a small-sized damselfly with hindwing length of 15-20 mm. It is commonly known as Fiery Jewel. This species can be found at sluggish brooks and slow flowing streams in lowland forest. It is widespread in Sundaland (except Java) and peninsular and south-western Thailand (Orr, 2005). The male has similar wing marking to L. lineata. It is particularly attractive with yellow and black marked thorax and bright red abdomen. While the female has dull-coloured of yellowish brown body and frequently found to lay eggs in group at decayed logs half submerged in flowing water (Choong et al., 2017).

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
Suitable Unknown
2
Wetlands → Permanent Rivers, Streams, Creeks [includes waterfalls]
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
  • Johore 1
  • Pahang 1
  • Terengganu 1
by Protected Areas Location
  • National/State Park 1
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. Dow, R.A. (2012). Odonata collected at Gunung Pueh, Kuching Division, Sarawak, Malaysia in October 2012. International Dragonfly Fund - Report 54: pp. 1-25
  3. 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): pp. 1-12
  4. Dow, R.A. & Reels, G.T. (2010). The Odonata of three National Parks in Sarawak. Agrion , Vol. 14 (1): pp. 14-19
  5. Norma-Rashid, Y. & Mohd-Sofian, A. (2015). Common dragonflies and damselflies (Insecta: Odonata) at Hulu Selai, Endau-Rompin, Johor, Malaysia. Snakebite and Envenomation Management in Malaysia: pp. 159-168
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
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, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Choong Chee Yen, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Choong Chee Yen

Species Citation :- Libellago aurantiaca. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/58863. [Retrieved 08 August 2022].

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