Megalagrion amaurodytum peles Perkins, 1899

Pele damselfly



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Megalagrion amaurodytum peles may be a synonym (along with the nominate subspecies) of M. koelense (Polhemus, 2006).


Conservation Status

Last record: 1899 or before?

Since rediscovered (Polhemus, 2004)

IUCN RedList status: Least Concern



Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Perkins, R. C. L. (1899). Fauna Hawaiiensis or the zoology of the Sandwich (Hawaiian) isles: being results of the explorations instituted by the joint committee appointed by the Royal Society of London for promoting natural knowledge and the British Association for the Advancement. Fauna Hawaiiensis (Edited by D. Sharp) 2 (2): 31-89, incl. pl. 3-5.

Other references:

Polhemus, D. A. (2004). Critical species of Odonata in the Hawaiian Islands. International Journal of Odonatology 7(2): 133-138.

Polhemus, D. A. (2006). Megalagrion amaurodytum ssp. peles. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 26 May 2013.


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