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Drepanosticta submontana Fraser, 1933

Bordered knob-tipped shadowdamsel



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Drepanosticta fraseri Lieftnick, 1955


Conservation Status

Last record: September 1924

Rediscovered in October 2001

IUCN status: Critically Endangered



Sri Lanka


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Fraser F. C. (1933). The Platystictas of Ceylon (Order Odonata). Ceylon Journal of Science (B) 17(3): 201-224.


Other references:

Bedjanič, M. (2006). Drepanosticta submontana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. ( Downloaded on 07 August 2014.

Bedjanič, M., Conniff, K., van der Poorten, N. and Šalamun, A. (2014). Dragonfly Fauna of Sri Lanka: Distribution and Biology, with Threat Status of its Endemics. Pensoft Publishers. 320 pp. [WARNING: 25.94 MB]

Lieftnick, M. A. (1955). Synopsis of the dragonflies (Odonata) of Ceylon. Zool. Meded. 34(5): 67-87.


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