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Urothemis edwardsi hulae Dumont, 1975

Lake Hula skimmer, Lake Hula Blue basker



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Urothemis edwardsi hulae is possibly a synonym of the nominate subspecies (Suhling & Clausnitzer, 2009).


Conservation Status

IUCN RedList status: Invalid















Original scientific description:

Dumont, H. J. (1975). Endemic dragonflies of Late Pleistocene age of the Hula Lake area (northern Israel), with notes on the Calopterygidae of the rivers Jordan (Israel, Jordan) and Litani (The Libanon) and description of Urothemis edwardsi hulae subspec. nov. (Libellulidae). Odonatologica 4: 1-9.


Other references:

Boudot, J.-P., Clausnitzer, V., Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Suhling, F., Samraoui, B. & Schneider, W. (2013). Urothemis edwardsii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 08 December 2014.

Henri J. Dumont. (2009). The Nile: origins, environments, limnology and human use. Springer.

Samraoui B., Benyacoub S., Mecibah S. and Dumont, H.J. (1993). Afrotropical libellulids in the lake district of El kala, NE Algeria, with a rediscovery of Urothemis e. edwardsi (Selys) and Acisoma panorpoides ascalaphoides (Rambur) (Anisoptera: Libellulidae). Odonatologica 22(3): 365-372.

Schneider, Wolfgang. (2004). Critical species of Odonata in the Levant. Guardians of the watershed. Global status of dragonflies: critical species, threat and conservation. International Journal of Odonatology 7(2): 399-407.


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