Heliogomphus lyratus Fraser, 1933

Lyrate clubtail dragonfly, Lyrate grappletail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: June 1926

Rediscovered in May 2009

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Sri Lanka












Original scientific description:

Fraser F. C. (1933). The Gomphinae of Ceylon (Order Odonata). Ceylon Journal of Science (B) 18(1): 19-36.


Other references:

Bedjanič, M. (2006). Heliogomphus lyratus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( 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]

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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