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Sinhalestes orientalis (Hagen, 1862)

Oriental spread-winged damselfly, Emerald Sri Lanka(n) spreadwing

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Lestes orientalis Hagen in Selys, 1862 (original combination)

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1858 (Sumanapala & Bedjanič, 2013)

Rediscovered in 2012 (Sumanapala & Bedjanič, 2013)

IUCN status: Critically Endangered

 

Distribution

Sri Lanka

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Hagen in Sélys-Longchamps, M. E. de. (1862). Synopsis des agrionines, premiere legion: Pseudostigma. Bulletin de l'Académie Royale des Sciences de Belgique 2(13): 322.

 

Other references:

Bedjanič, M. (2009). Sinhalestes orientalis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 16 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]

Hagen, H. A. (1859). Synopsis der Neuroptera Ceylons. (Pars II.).

Sumanapala, A. P. and Bedjanič, M. (2013). Rediscovery of a long lost endemic damselfly Sinhalestes orientalis (Hagen in Selys, 1862) from Peak Wilderness Sanctuary, Sri Lanka (Zygoptera: Lestidae). Asian Journal of Conservation Biology 2(1): 44-47.

 

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