Pacific Megalagrion Damselfly

Scientific name: Megalagrion pacificum

USFWS Status: Candidate.

Distribution: Molokai, Maui.

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Usually found in pools along overflow channels bordering perennial streams, usually in areas with thick surrounding vegetation (Polhemus & Asquith 1996). Historically known to breed in stagnant ponds, it prefers quiet pools away from the main channels. Presently known only from 6 populations on 2 islands (Maui, Molokai). Extensive surveys of virtually all stream systems in the Hawaiian Islands during the past 5 years have established this information (D. Polhemus, personal communication).

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This page last revised 9 February 1997 by nle