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. (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]


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