Anisogomphus solitaris Lieftinck, 1971

Solitary clubtail dragonfly, Sri Lanka solitaire clubtail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Invalid (see Bedjanič & Poorten, 2013)


Conservation Status

Taxonomically invalid (Bedjanič & Poorten, 2013)

Last record: 18 March 1962

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Rambukpath Oya, Hatton, Central Province, Sri Lanka


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Lieftinck, M. A. (1971). Odonata from Ceylon. Report No. 4 from the Lund University Ceylon Expedition in 1962. Ent. scand. Stippl. 1: 188-207.


Other references:

Bedjanič, Matjaž. (2006). Anisogomphus solitaris. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 28 July 2012.

Bedjanič, Matjaž and Poorten, Nancy van der. (2013). On the synonymy of two enigmatic endemic clubtails from Sri Lanka (Anisoptera: Gomphidae). Agrion 17(2): 44-47.

de Fonseka, Terence. (2000). The Dragonflies of Sri Lanka. Colombo, Sri Lanka: WHT Publications. 303 pp., 20 pl. [Corrigenda and Addenda]

van der Poorten, Nancy and Connif, Karen. (2012). The Taxonomy and Conservation Status of the Dragonfly Fauna (Insecta: Odonata) of Sri Lanka, pp. 1-10. In: The National Red List 2012 of Sri Lanka: Conservation Status of the Fauna and Flora. Weerakoon, D. K. and Wijesundara, S. (eds.). Ministry of Environment, Colombo, Sri Lanka. viii + 476 pp.


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