Macromia flinti Lieftinck, 1977

Flint's emerald dragonfly, Flint's cruiser



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: October 1970 (de Fonseka, 2000:135)

Since rediscovered (Sumanapala et al., 2022)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)


Flint's emerald dragonfly (Macromia flinti) has not been seen since it was officially described (Lieftinck, 1977; Bedjanič, 2006).



Uggalkaltota, Ratnapura District, Sri Lanka


Biology & Ecology




Type locality: Uggalkaltota, Ratnapura District, Sri Lanka






Original scientific description:

Lieftinck, M. A. (1977). New and little known Corduliidae (Odonata: Anisoptera) from the Indo-Pacific Region. Oriental Insects 11(2): 157-179; Figs. 1-14.


Other references:

Bedjanič, M. (2006). Macromia flinti. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. ( Downloaded on 10 May 2012.

Bedjanič, M., Dow, R. A. and Sumanapala, A. P. (2021). Macromia flinti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T59738A170688022. Accessed on 10 July 2022.

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

Sumanapala, A. P., Ranasinghe, T. and Pushpalal, M. G. S. (2022). Rediscovery of Macromia flinti with observations on the female and novel faunistic records (Odonata: Macromiidae). Notulae Odonatologicae 9(9): 419-428. [Abstract]


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