Nesolestes pauliani Fraser

Pauliani’s Nesolestes Damselfly (Nesolestes pauliani)

Pauliani’s Nesolestes Damselfly was described in 1951; it is known only from the type specimen which was collected in 1947 on the island of Mwali (Mohéli), the smallest of the three main islands of the Comoro Islands.

The amount of suitable habitat is continuously declining due to deforestation and urban pollution and this species might well be extinct.


edited: 14.05.2022