Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Pseudagrion microcephalum (Rambur, 1842)

  • Agrion microcephalum Rambur, P. 1842. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Névroptères. Paris : Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret xvii 534 pp. 12 pls. [259].
    Type data:
     Holotype whereabouts unknown (Guérin Méneville coll.), Bombay, India.




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Also India, SE Asia, Indonesia, New Guinae, Solomon Is and Vanuatu.

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


NSW, NT, Qld, WA: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Arnhem (CA), Carnarvon (CAR), Central Kimberley (CK), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Desert Uplands (DEU), Dampierland (DL), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Gascoyne (GAS), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Murchison (MUR), Northern Kimberley (NK), NSW North Coast (NNC), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Pilbara (PIL), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Wet Tropics (WT), Yalgoo (YAL)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: SE coastal
    • Northern Territory: N Gulf, N coastal
    • Queensland: N Gulf, NE coastal
    • Western Australia: N coastal, NW coastal
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Vanuatu

Oriental Region

  • India
  • Indonesia

Ecological Descriptors

Adult: predator, volant.

Larvae: lake, lentic freshwater, lotic freshwater, permanent pond, predator.

Extra Ecological Information

Stream, riverine, riverine lagoons.


General References

Lieftinck, M.A. 1932. The dragonflies (Odonata) of New Guinea and neighbouring islands Part I. Descriptions of new genera and species of the families Lestidae and Agrionidae. Nova Guinea (Zoologie) 5: 485-602

Lieftinck, M.A. 1949. The dragonflies (Odonata) of New Guinea and neighbouring islands Part VII. Results of the third Archbold Expedition 1938–1939 and of the Le Roux Expedition 1939 to Netherlands New Guinea (II. Zygoptera). Nova Guinea n.s. 5: 1-271 (distribution)

Lieftinck, M.A. 1954. Handlist of Malaysian Odonata. A catalogue of the dragonflies of the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java and Borneo, including the adjacent small islands. Treubia 22(Supplement): i-xiii 1-202

Lieftinck, M.A. 1962. Insects of Micronesia Odonata. Insects of Micronesia 5(1): 1-95 1 map (larva)

Martin, R. 1901. Les odonates du continent australien. Mémoires de la Société Zoologique de France 19: 220-248 (as Agrion australasiae Selys, 1876)

Selys-Longchamps, E. de 1876. Synopsis des Agrionines, 5me légion: Agrion (suite). Le grand genre Agrion. Bulletin de la Classe des Science, Academie Royale de Belgique 42: 490-531, 952-991 (as Agrion (Pseudagrion) microcephalum race? australasiae Selys, 1876)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
19-Jul-2012 19-Jul-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)