|Scientific Name:||Diplacodes luminans|
|Species Authority:||(Karsch, 1893)|
Philonomon luminans (Karsch, 1893)
|Taxonomic Notes:||Change of genus: Philonomon luminans is junior synonym to Diplacodes luminans (Dijkstra, 2006).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.|
|Reviewer/s:||Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F., Samways, M., Samraoui, B., Boudot, J.P., Kipping, J. (Odonata Red List Authority) & Allen, D. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)|
This is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats and that is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||The species is widespread in tropical sub-Saharan Africa to northern South Africa except rainforest areas.
In central Africa, it is found in Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Zambia.
In northeastern Africa, it has been recorded from Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia. Occurrence in Uganda, Sudan, Djibouti and Eritrea is assumed.
This species is widespread in the southern Africa region, although it does not occur at the Cape.
Native:Angola (Angola); Benin; Botswana; Chad; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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|Population:||Population size is unknown.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Swampy and often seasonal habitats in savanna and bush.|
|Major Threat(s):||No information available.|
|Conservation Actions:||No information available.|
|Citation:||Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. 2010. Diplacodes luminans. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 10 March 2014.|
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