Boninthemis insularis

 
Common Name:
N/A
Odonata
Order:
Odonata
Suborder:
Anisoptera
Family:
Libellulidae
Genus:
Boninthemis
Species:
B. insularis
Species Description
Boninthemis is a genus of dragonfly in family Libellulidae. It contains only one species, Boninthemis insularis (Matsumura, 1913)

Boninthemis insularis (Matsumura, 1913) is endemic to Japan.  This dragonfly is an endemic species of Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands. In Japan, this dragonfly (Boninthemis insularis) is known as "Shimaakane".  The Japanese government offically designated this species a national landmark on March 12, 1969.

This species is accessed by IUCN red list as Critically Endangered.
 
 

References:
http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/2882/0
 
 

The Species on Stamps
Japan
1977.09.14

 

 


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