Megalagrion molokaiense Perkins, 1899

Molokai damselfly



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Agrion molokaiense Perkins, 1899


Conservation Status


Last record:  1927 (Polhemus, 2020)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Molokai, 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:

Daigle, Jerrell J. (2000). The distribution of the odonata of Hawaii. Bulletin of American Odonatology 6(1): 1-5.

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]

Polhemus, Dan A. (2006). Megalagrion molokaiense. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. ( Downloaded on 07 May 2011.

Polhemus, D.A. 2020. Megalagrion molokaiense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T59740A141752618. Accessed on 08 July 2022.

Polhemus, Dan A. and Asquith, A. (1996). Hawaiian Damselflies. A field identification guide. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu.


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