Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in Canada, the United States of America, Mexico, Costa Rica (Cartago, San José), El Salvador, Guatemala (Alta Verapaz, Sacatepéquez), Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.
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occurs (regularly, as a native taxon) in multiple nations

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National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits lakes and ponds in the northern part of its range, even very small ones such as backyard pools. Also common on pools in rocky streams in southern US and northern Mexico, increasingly restricted to montane marshy ponds farther south in Mexico and Central America. Often in same breeding habitat as Sympetrum corruptum in Northwest but, unlike that species, rarely seen at any distance from water.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Sympetrum illotum

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Sympetrum illotum

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2009

Assessor/s
Paulson, D. R.

Reviewer/s
Clausnitzer, V. & Kalkman, V. (Odonata Red List Authority)

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Justification
S. illotum is a reasonably widespread and locally common species throughout its range, including occurring within protected areas, and there is no indication of any population decline.
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National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: N4 - Apparently Secure

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N5 - Secure

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure

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Population

Population
S. illotum is locally common in many populations.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no threats presently affecting this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
S. illotum is present in many protected areas in the United States, some in Costa Rica and undocumented in-between.
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