List of INSECTA species in Belize

This is a list of INSECTA in Belize according to the IUCN Red List.

This list was last updated 2019-09-14


This list contains only species that have been assessed for the IUCN Red List. It is therefore not representative of all the species in the country.

Species counts by country: Total | Amphibians | Birds | Fish | Mammals | Reptiles | Vascular Plants.

Erythrodiplax fervida Red-mantled Dragonlet 49254417 LC
Telebasis salva Desert Firetail 49254446 LC
Lestes tenuatus Blue-striped Spreadwing 49254550 LC
Battus laodamas Green-patch swallowtail 110516396 LC
Brechmorhoga praecox Slender Clubskimmer 49254575 LC
Planiplax sanguiniventris Mexican Scarlet-tail 51280096 LC
Dichotomius maya 137520 LC
Erythrodiplax funerea Black-winged Dragonlet 49254720 LC
Neoerythromma cultellatum Caribbean Yellowface 51364195 LC
Acanthagrion quadratum Mexican Wedgetail 51302880 LC
Sympetrum corruptum Variegated Meadowhawk 51290637 LC
Aeshna williamsoniana Williamson's Darner 564 DD
Argia anceps Cerulean Dancer 80679593 LC
Epigomphus maya Maya Knobtail 60256 EN
Aphylla angustifolia Broad-striped Forceptail 51178524 LC
Telebasis digiticollis Marsh Firetail 164923 LC
Progomphus mexicanus 164929 LC
Orthemis ferruginea Roseate Skimmer 164944 LC
Protoneura amatoria 164950 LC
Aphylla protracta Narrow-striped Forceptail 164956 LC
Argia cuprea Coppery Dancer 51332201 LC
Protoneura cupida 164983 LC
Rhodopygia hinei 158841 LC
Argia extranea Spine-tipped Dancer 51332233 LC
Palaemnema nathalia 165009 LC
Telebasis griffinii 165018 LC
Leptobasis lucifer Lucifer Swampdamsel 165040 DD
Ischnura posita Fragile Forktail 165042 LC
Erpetogomphus leptophis 165046 DD
Lestes tikalus 165057 LC
Argia immunda Kiowa Dancer 51332292 LC
Micrathyria dissocians Caribbean Dasher 165060 LC
Erpetogomphus eutainia Blue-faced Ringtail 51178694 LC
Leptobasis vacillans Red-tipped Swampdamsel 158918 LC
Palaemnema paulina 165067 LC
Phyllogomphoides duodentatus 165075 LC
Neoneura amelia Amelia’s Threadtail 165078 LC
Phyllocycla volsella 165082 LC
Libellula croceipennis Neon Skimmer 165095 LC
Protoneura aurantiaca 165099 LC
Argia oenea Fiery-eyed Dancer 51332333 LC
Argia frequentula 165102 LC
Macrothemis inequiunguis Jade-striped Sylph 51279102 LC
Cora marina 158975 LC
Hetaerina sempronia 159019 LC
Cannaphila insularis Gray-waisted Skimmer 51273005 LC
Acanthagrion inexpectum 159034 LC
Coprophanaeus corythus 138556 LC
Paltothemis lineatipes Red Rock Skimmer 51279601 LC
Hetaerina titia Smoky Rubyspot 51293970 LC
Archilestes grandis Great Spreadwing 49254284 LC


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Species are classified by the IUCN Red List into nine groups:
  • Extinct (EX) – beyond reasonable doubt that the species is no longer extant.
  • Extinct in the wild (EW) – survives only in captivity, cultivation and/or outside native range, as presumed after exhaustive surveys.
  • Critically endangered (CR) – in a particularly and extremely critical state.
  • Endangered (EN) – very high risk of extinction in the wild, meets any of criteria A to E for Endangered.
  • Vulnerable (VU) – meets one of the 5 red list criteria and thus considered to be at high risk of unnatural (human-caused) extinction without further human intervention.
  • Near threatened (NT) – close to being at high risk of extinction in the near future.
  • Least concern (LC) – unlikely to become extinct in the near future.
  • Data deficient (DD)
  • Not evaluated (NE)