Endangered Hawaiian Insects II

Megalagrion xanthomelas
Photo: David Eickhoff

In addition to 7 species of yellow-faced bees, the Fish and Wildlife Service has also placed the Orangeblack Hawaiian damselfly, Megalagrion xanthomelas, on the endangered species list. This damselfly is adapted to still water and is sometimes found in landscape ponds. It is a coastal, lowland damsel whose range has shrunk drastically. It has been eliminated from Pearl Harbor and only a remnant population remains on Oahu. Populations exist on…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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