Megalagrion amaurodytum waianaenum Perkins, 1899

Waianae megalagrion damselfly



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

This subspecies is "of questionable taxonomic validity" according to (Polhemus, 1993).


Conservation Status




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, Dan A. (1993). Damsels in distress: A review of the conservation status of Hawaiian Megalagrion damselflies (Odonata: Coenagrionidae). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems Special Issue: Endangered Aquatic Habitats — A Symposium of the Entomological Society of America December 1992 3(4): 343–349. [Abstract]


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