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Risiocnemis Damselfly (Male)

Risiocnemis serrata

Description:

Risiocnemis serrata (Hagen, 1863) is a Philippine endemic species, confined to central and southern Luzon and Polillo islands. The species is typical of rivulets, springs and streams in forest. The adult could be seen resting on leaves and twigs around the waterways. It is assessed as Near Threatened as it has an area of occupancy of less than 2,000 km² and it is likely to show a continuing decline. Risiocnemis is a damselfly in family Platycnemididae (sometimes known as Platycnemidae), called the White-legged Damselflies.

Habitat:

Along the Molawin Creek at the Makiling Botanic Gardens, a forest park of the Mt. Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems (adjacent or within the UPLB-College of Forestry and Natural Resources), University of the Philippines at Los Baños, Laguna.

Notes:

ID provided by Dr. Reagan Joseph T. Villanueva. =============== IUCN Red List Category: Near Threatened, http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/16929... =============== http://caloptera.com/pdf/Hamalainen%2019...

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Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on May 3, 2014
Submitted on Feb 19, 2015

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