Native Animals
 

Mortonagrion falcatum

LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2011
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SSN 59182
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Taxonomy

Description

Mortonagrion falcatum is a damselfly species in family Coenagrionidae. Its hindwing may measure from 11.5 - 13.5 mm. This species can be recognized by its tiny size, the blue mark on the segment 8 of the abdomen and anal appendage. It also has a very strongly down-curved superior anal appendage. Female individual has similar marking to the male but it slightly larger and more robust than male. M. falcatum is an uncommon species at marshy edges of swamp forest in low country. It is widespread in Sundaland which is known from Burma and Thailand (Orr, 2005). Currently, this species is categorized as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List (Dow, 2011).

Assessment

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

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References

Article
  1. Dow, R.A. (2011). Mortonagrion indraneil spec. nov. from Borneo, and a Redescription of M. arthuri Fraser (Odonata: Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae). 3093, 35-46
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 :- Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Choong Chee Yen, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas & Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif

Species Citation :- Mortonagrion falcatum. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/59182. [Retrieved 07 February 2023].

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