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Heliogomphus nietneri Hagen, 1878

Nietner's grappletail dragonfly



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Gomphus nietneri Hagen, 1878


Conservation Status

Last record: 1878 or before (1880's?)

Rediscovered in April 2005

IUCN status: Critically Endangered



Sri Lanka


Biology & Ecology










Bedjanič, M. (2006). Heliogomphus nietneri. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 25 May 2013.

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]


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