Nesiotes Megalagrion Damselfly

Scientific name: Megalagrion nesiotes

USFWS Status: Candidate.

Distribution: East Maui

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Despite intensive surveys over the last 5 years on Maui and Hawaii--the islands on which it was historically known, this species has only been recently rediscovered in one population on East Maui. The immature habits are unknown, but it is thought that they may breed in the pockets of water at the bases of leaves of tropical plants or wet banks or leaf litter. Adults are weak fliers and stay close to vegetation and steep, moist, fern-covered banks.

Photo by David Preston

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This page last revised 10 February 1997 by nle