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Data Deficient
AMAZING SPECIES

Klugi's Threadtail

Protoneura klugi

Klugi's Threadtail, Protoneura klugi, is listed as ‘Data Deficient‘ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species ™, because it was known from only a few males from two localities in the Amazon forest of northern Peru. Nevertheless, during a survey in the Amazon forest of eastern Ecuador in January, the Klugi‘s Threadtail was found inhabiting several narrow streams within the forest.

The adults are very inconspicuous as they fly very close to the water surface, and perch horizontally on vegetation overhanging the water. The January discovery considerably enlarges the distribution range of this beautiful damselfly, however, the lack of knowledge surrounding this species means the threats to the Klugi's Threadtail remain unknown.

For this damselfly to be successfully conserved surveys are needed to find more localities, establish distribution range and study the biology of the Klugi's Threadtail. Hopefully, upon further search of this vast and rich forest, many other rare species of dragonflies and damselflies which are insufficiently known may be found more widely distributed.