Megalagrion

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Megalagrion
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M. calliphya
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Megalagrion

McLachlan, 1883
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Megalagrion is a genus of damselflies in the family Coenagrionidae It contains approximately 26 species, all of which are endemic to Hawaiʻi.

Larval Megalagrion live in widely diverse habitats, including the expected streams and pools. Megalagrion also exploit some surprising habitats such as plant leaf axils, waterfall faces, and even damp fern litter far from water sources. M. oahuense is the only species of damselfly whose naiad is terrestrial, living in damp fern litter until metamorphosis.

Many species of Megalagrion are in danger due to habitat loss and predation by non-native fish. To protect them, non-native fish should never be released in Hawaiian streams.

The genus contains the following species:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin Schorr; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  2. ^ Polhemus, D.A. (2006). "Megalagrion adytum". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2006: e.T12949A3401589. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T12949A3401589.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  3. ^ Odonata Specialist Group (1996). "Megalagrion jugorum". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1996: e.T12953A3402100. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T12953A3402100.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  4. ^ Clausnitzer, V. (2009). "Megalagrion koelense". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2009: e.T159123A5318818. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T159123A5318818.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  5. ^ Polhemus, D.A. (2006). "Megalagrion leptodemas". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2006: e.T12954A3402213. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T12954A3402213.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  6. ^ Polhemus, D.A. (2006). "Megalagrion molokaiense". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2006: e.T59740A12010600. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T59740A12010600.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  7. ^ Polhemus, D.A. (2006). "Megalagrion nesiotes". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2006: e.T59741A12010678. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T59741A12010678.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  8. ^ Odonata Specialist Group (1996). "Megalagrion nigrohamatum". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1996: e.T12955A3402384. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T12955A3402384.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  9. ^ Odonata Specialist Group (1996). "Megalagrion oahuense". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1996: e.T12961A3403110. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T12961A3403110.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  10. ^ Odonata Specialist Group (1996). "Megalagrion oceanicum". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1996: e.T12958A3402487. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T12958A3402487.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  11. ^ Odonata Specialist Group (1996). "Megalagrion pacificum". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1996: e.T12959A3402624. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T12959A3402624.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  12. ^ Clausnitzer, V. (2009). "Megalagrion paludicola". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2009: e.T159125A5319272. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T159125A5319272.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017.
  13. ^ Odonata Specialist Group (1996). "Megalagrion xanthomelas". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1996: e.T12960A3402962. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T12960A3402962.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017.