Sweetflag Spreadwing

Lestes forcipatus

General Status Rank: 
Secure
ELCODE: 
IIODO67030
Common Name: 
Sweetflag Spreadwing
Scientific Name: 
Lestes forcipatus
Naming References: 
Taxonomy
Group: 
Odonate (Damselfly)
Kingdom: 
Animalia
Phylum: 
Arthropoda
Class: 
Insecta
Order: 
Odonata
Family: 
Lestidae
General Biology
Canada Known Subspecies Count: 
0
Distribution

Ecozones

Taiga Plains, Taiga Shield, Boreal Plains
References: 

Distribution

unknown; probably 0.10 up to area of Taiga Plains mid-boreal (107000)
Score: 
FG
References: 

Number of Occurrences

5 or more: Foxholes Road west of Fort Smith, 15 km W of Yellowknife, F Simpson, and other sites: These locations are 475 miles NNW of Waskesiu Lake in Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan. It at least 350 miles N of locations in British Columbia where reported north to 56° N (Cannings 2002) (RSC12, H187).
Score: 
BC
References: 

Area of Occupancy

Score: 
-
Threats

Threats

Score: 
C

Intrinsic Vulnerability

Score: 
-
General Status Rank
Rank: 
Secure
Status Rank Description: 
relatively rare and disjunct population at extreme north edge of distribution but apparently secure in the NWT
S Rank: 
S4
Decision Process Description: 
Drafted by S Carriere based on new findings by P Catling. P Catling suggested as secure in 2006, even if only 5 sites and disjunct,; Reviewed in 2010, no change; Reviewed in 2015, no change; Reviewed in 2020, no change
Last Updated: 
June 29, 2020

References

Ecozones

  • Catling, Paul, S Carriere, D Johnson, M. Fournier (2004) Dragonflies of the Northwest Territories, Canada: New records, Ecological obersvations and a checklist. Argia 16(1):9-13 - RSC12 Return

Naming

  • NatureServe: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. (2001) Version 1.4 . Arlington, Virginia, USA: Association for Biodiversity Information.. Available: http://www.natureserve.org/. (Accessed: June 29, 2001 - W018 Return

Number of Occurrences

  • Catling, Paul, S Carriere, D Johnson, M. Fournier (2004) Dragonflies of the Northwest Territories, Canada: New records, Ecological obersvations and a checklist. Argia 16(1):9-13 - RSC12 Return
  • Catling, Paul (2006) current dragon no access. E-mail to S Carriere 18/03/2006 e-copy in folder - H187 Return
  • Catling, Paul (2006) NWT Odonate database 2006 15 Odp.xls. Lat and long database of al speciment collected from 1922 to 2005 and housed at Agri-food Canada in Ottawa e-copy in folder - DD3 Return

Range Extent

  • Catling, Paul, S Carriere, D Johnson, M. Fournier (2004) Dragonflies of the Northwest Territories, Canada: New records, Ecological obersvations and a checklist. Argia 16(1):9-13 - RSC12 Return