Habitat and Ecology
A large sized beautiful damselfly of brilliant metallic green. It is found in primary or old secondary forests, at the base of hills and mountains, and is known also to breed in open aspect streams in the vicinity of forest.
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
This species has been extirpated from its type locality, and its presence in Viet Nam is severely threatened by logging activities. It is known from four other sites in southern and southwest China, where it has a very localised distribution. The Chinesepopulations currently have no known threats, and it may be more widely spread than is currently known, so pending further information it is assessed as Near Threatened (close to meeting VU under D2).
The type locality of this species has been destroyed by deforestation. Agricultural pollution is very widespread in Viet Nam, and in Huu Lien Natural Reserve, the forest is being destroyed for wood exploitation. No threats are known in Guangdong.