Megalagrion nesiotes (Perkins)

Red Hawaiian Damselfly (Megalagrion nesiotes)

The Red Hawaiian Damselfly was described in 1899, it is or rather was endemic to Hawai’i, Hawaiian Islands.

The biology of this species appears to be completely unknown, it is considered extinct.

The Red Hawaiian Damselfly was formerly synonymized with another species from the island of Maui, The Black Maui Damselfly (Megalagrion dinesiotes Kennedy), a species that was thought to be extinct for some time but which was rediscovered. [1][2]



[1] Elwood C. Zimmerman: Insects of Hawaii 2; Apterygota to Thysanoptera. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu 1948
[2] Jerrell J. Daigle: The distribution of the Odonata of Hawaii. Bulletin of American Odonatology 6(1): 1-5. 2000


edited: 12.01.2019