Megalagrion molokaiense Perkins, 1899

Molokai damselfly



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Agrion molokaiense Perkins, 1899


Conservation Status

Last record: 66+ years ago (Polhemus, 2006)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Molokai, Hawaiian Islands, USA












Original scientific description:

Perkins, R. C. L. (1899). Neuroptera. In: Fauna Hawaiiensis 2(3): 63-77. Cambridge University Press.


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


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