Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Arthropoda > Class: Insecta > Order: Odonata > Family: Macromiidae > Genus: Macromia > Species: Macromia splendens

Shining Macromia - Macromia splendens (Pictet, 1843)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Vulnerable (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Atlantic - Bad
Continental - Unknown
Mediterranean - Poor
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 92 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
  • wetlands
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1036


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ES0000014 Spain Monfragüe y las Dehesas del Entorno Map
ES0000031 Spain Sierra de Grazalema Map
ES0000035 Spain Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Map
ES0000049 Spain Los Alcornocales Map
ES0000376 Spain Baixa Limia - Serra do Xurés Map
ES0000421 Spain Embalse Gabriel y Galán Map
ES1110011 Spain Esteiro do Tambre Map
ES1110016 Spain Río Tambre Map
ES1120016 Spain Río Cabe Map
ES1130001 Spain Baixa Limia Map
ES1130002 Spain Macizo Central Map
ES1130009 Spain Serra da Enciña da Lastra Map
ES1140001 Spain Sistema fluvial Ulla - Deza Map
ES1140002 Spain Río Lérez Map
ES1140006 Spain Río Tea Map
ES1140011 Spain Gándaras de Budiño Map
ES4320039 Spain Sierra de las Villuercas y Valle del Guadarranque Map
ES5140011 Spain Sistema Prelitoral meridional Map
ES6130001 Spain Sierra de Cardeña y Montoro Map
ES6160006 Spain Sierra de Andújar Map
FR5400472 France Moyenne vallée de la Charente et Seugnes et Coran Map
FR5402010 France Vallées du Lary et du Palais Map
FR7200660 France La Dordogne Map
FR7200661 France Vallée de l'Isle de Périgueux à sa confluence avec la Dordogne Map
FR7200662 France Vallée de la Dronne de Brantôme à sa confluence avec l'Isle Map
FR7300847 France Vallée du Tarn (de Brousse jusqu'aux gorges) Map
FR7300874 France Haute vallée du Lot entre Espalion et Saint-Laurent-d'Olt et gorges de la Truyère, basse vallée du Lot et le Goul Map
FR7300912 France Moyenne vallée du Lot inférieure Map
FR7300913 France Basse vallée du Célé Map
FR7300952 France Gorges de l'Aveyron, causses proches et vallée de la Vère Map
FR7301631 France Vallées du Tarn, de l'Aveyron, du Viaur, de l'Agout et du Gijou Map
FR8201658 France Vallée de l'Eyrieux et ses affluents Map
FR9101364 France Hautes vallées de la Cèze et du Luech Map
PTCON0001 Portugal Peneda / Gerês Map
PTCON0002 Portugal Montesinho / Nogueira Map
PTCON0024 Portugal Valongo Map
PTCON0037 Portugal Monchique Map
ES6170017 Spain Río de Castor Map
ES4110078 Spain Riberas del Río Alberche y afluentes Map
ES5140003 Spain Ribera de l'Algars Map
FR9101486 France Cours inférieur de l'Hérault Map
ES4320037 Spain Sierra de Gata Map
ES6170019 Spain Río Verde Map
ES4150032 Spain El Rebollar Map
PTCON0026 Portugal Rio Vouga Map
FR8201657 France Moyenne vallée de l'Ardèche, pelouses du plateau des Gras Map
FR7300848 France Gorges du Tarn Map
ES4320069 Spain Río Esperaban Map
FR8201661 France Landes et forêts du bois des Bartres Map
PTCON0004 Portugal Malcata Map
ES4320076 Spain Riveras de Gata y Acebo Map
PTCON0021 Portugal Rios Sabor e Maçãs Map
ES4320031 Spain Río Tietar Map
ES4320011 Spain Las Hurdes Map
PTCON0014 Portugal Serra da Estrela Map
ES4190105 Spain Lago de Sanabria y alrededores Map
ES1120014 Spain Canón do Sil Map
ES4320071 Spain Ríos Alagon y Jerte Map
PTCON0025 Portugal Montemuro Map
FR9101378 France Gorges du Tarn Map
ES4320013 Spain Granadilla Map
PTCON0023 Portugal Morais Map
FR9101436 France Cours inférieur de l'Aude Map
ES6170022 Spain Río Fuengirola Map
ES4320072 Spain Ríos Arrago y Tralgas Map
FR9101369 France Vallée du Galeizon Map
ES4320038 Spain Sierra de Gredos y Valle del Jerte Map
FR9101388 France Gorges de l'Hérault Map
FR9101384 France Gorges de la Vis et de la Virenque Map
PTCON0003 Portugal Alvão / Marão Map
FR9101392 France Le Lez Map
ES6120031 Spain Ríos Guadiaro y Hozgarganta Map
PTCON0036 Portugal Guadiana Map
ES4150085 Spain Riberas del Río Tormes y afluentes Map
FR9101368 France Vallée du Gardon de Saint-Jean Map
ES6150014 Spain Marismas y Riberas del Tinto Map
ES4190067 Spain Riberas del Río Tera y afluentes Map
FR8201656 France Bois de Païolive et Basse Vallée du Chassezac Map
FR9101366 France Forêt de pins de Salzmann de Bessèges Map
FR9101399 France La Cèze et ses gorges Map
ES6170029 Spain Río Manilva Map
FR9101367 France Vallée du Gardon de Mialet Map
FR9101412 France Étang du Bagnas Map
ES6170020 Spain Río Guadaiza Map
ES4150121 Spain Riberas del Río Alagón y afluentes Map
ES4320018 Spain Río Almonte Map
FR8201654 France Basse Ardèche urgonienne Map
FR9101489 France Vallée de l'Orbieu Map
FR9101391 France Le Vidourle Map
ES6180005 Spain Corredor Ecológico del Río Guadiamar Map
PTCON0059 Portugal Rio Paiva Map
FR8202007 France Vallées de la Beaume et de la Drobie Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Cordulie splendide French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Gelbfleck-Smaragdlibelle German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Shining Macromia English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Synonym Author
Macromia splendida (Pictet, 1843)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

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