Drepanosticta austeni Lieftinck, 1940

Austen's forest damselfly, Austin's shadowdamsel



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: September 1938

Rediscovered in October 2001

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Sri Lanka


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Lieftnick, M. A. (1940). On some Odonata collected in Ceylon, with description of new species and larvae. Ceylon Journal of Science (B) 22(1): 79-117.


Other references:

Bedjanič, M. (2006). Drepanosticta austeni. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 24 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]

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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