Urothemis edwardsii edwardsii Selys, 1849

Blue basker

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Libellula edwardsii Selys, 1849; Urothemis edwardsi hulae Dumont, 1975

 

Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1993 or before

IUCN RedList status: Least Concern

 

Distribution

Algeria

 

Biology

 

 

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References

Dumont HJ (1975) Endemic dragonflies of late Pleistocene age of the Hula area (northern Israel), with notes on the Calopterygidae of the rivers Jordan (Israel, Jordan) and Litani (The Lebanon), and description of Urothemis edwardsi hulae subspec. nov. (Libellulidae). Odonatologica 4:1–9

Khelifa R, Mellal K, Zouaimia A, Amari H, Zebsa R, Bensouilah S, Laouar A, Houhamdi M (2016) On the restoration of the last relict population of a dragonfly Urothemis edwardsii Selys (Libellulidae: Odonata) in the Mediterranean. J Insect Conserv. doi:10.1007/s10841-016-9911-9

Samraoui, Boudjéma. (2017). The hand of man or Santa Rosalia’s blessing? A rebuttal of the paper “on the restoration of the relict population of a dragonfly Urothemis edwardsii Selys (Libellulidae: Odonata) in the Mediterranean”. Journal of Insect Conservation. doi:10.1007/s10841-017-9966-2 [Abstract]

Samraoui, Boudjéma, Benyacoub S., Mecibah S. and Dumont, H.J. (1993). Afrotropical libellulids in the lake district of El kala, NE Algeria, with a rediscovery of Urothemis e. edwardsi (Selys) and Acisoma panorpoides ascalaphoides (Rambur) (Anisoptera: Libellulidae). Odonatologica 22(3): 365-372.

 

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