Levante Zangenlibelle

© Clemens M. Brandstetter

     (from Boudot & al. 2009:131): Onychogomphus macrodon inhabits large river and has a very restricted range. Pollution,gravel mining and construction works, especially in Syria and Turkey, are athreat for the species. Some populations from northern Syria, close to the Turkish border, are now extinct due to dam construction. In Israel there are only a few localities in well managed nature reserves. In view of the small number of localities from which the species is known and the continuing degradation of rivers by barrage lakes and irrigation schemes, the species is classified vulnerable in the Global and Mediterranean Red Lists. Information on habitat, current distribution and status is not available and fieldwork is urgently needed.

Die Levante Zangenlibelle, Onychogomphus macrodon Selys 1887, bewonht nur drei Flusssysteme in Kleinasien bzw dem Nahen Osten: Orontes, Ceyhan und Jordan nördlich des Tiberias-Sees. Aufgrund der verschiedensten Einflüsse ist die Art gefährdet.   

Weibchen: Hemitekale (Adana), Ceyhan Fluss (Türkei) – Foto: © Martin Waldhauser.



Boudot J.-P., V. J. Kalkman, M. Amorín, T. Bogdanović, A. Rivera, G. Degabriele, J.L. Dommanget, S. Ferreira, B. Garrigós, M. Jović, M. Kotarac, W. Lopau, M. Marinov, N. Mihoković, E. Riservato, B. Samraoui & W. Schneider 2009: Atlas of the Odonata of the Mediterranean and North Africa. – Libellula Supplement  9:1-256.    


Selys 1887                                 

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