Aciagrion gracile

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Aciagrion gracile
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Zygoptera
Family: Coenagrionidae
Genus: Aciagrion
A. gracile
Binomial name
Aciagrion gracile
(Sjöstedt, 1909)

Aciagrion gracile (graceful slim) is a species of damselfly in the family Coenagrionidae. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and possibly Kenya.


Aciagrion gracile, Aciagrion hamoni and Aciagrion pinheyi have many similarities; the taxonomy and identification of this group requires revision.[2]


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, dry savanna, moist savanna, rivers, intermittent rivers, shrub-dominated wetlands, swamps, freshwater marshes, and intermittent freshwater marshes.[1]



  1. ^ a b Clausnitzer, V.; Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. (2010). "Aciagrion gracile". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2010: e.T59781A11984141. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-3.RLTS.T59781A11984141.en. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  2. ^ Dijkstra, K.-D.B.; Clausnitzer, V. (2014). The dragonflies and damselflies of eastern Africa. Tervuren: Royal Museum for Central Africa. ISBN 978-94-916-1506-1.

External links

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