Agriocnemis exilis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Coenagrionidae

Scientific Name: Agriocnemis exilis Selys, 1872
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Little Wisp

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-04-08
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V., Boudot, J.-P., Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & Suhling, F.
Reviewer(s): Samways, M.J., Simaika, J. & Meziere, N.M.
This is a widespread species with no known major threats. It is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Agriocnemis exilis is widespread in sub-Saharan Africa, with its northernmost range recorded in northern Africa. It has been recorded only once in northern Egypt in 1911-1912 (Port-Said; Martin 1915). If this record is valid, the occurrence of this Afrotropical species, of which the nearest published localities are in the upper Nile system in southern Sudan, underline once more the well known role of the Nile in the penetration of Afrotropical aquatic animals in the Palearctic up to the African Mediterranean coast. On the other hand, either a label error or confusion with the Levantine species Agriocnemis sania Nielsen, 1959 cannot be excluded.
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Réunion; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal); South Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population:The population size is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs around swamps, swampy pools and rivers.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no use or trade information available for this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Drainage and destruction of swampy habitats due to pollution are threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are known but information on taxonomy, population ecology, habitat status and population trends would be valuable. Habitat maintenance and the establishment of protected areas is also required.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V., Boudot, J.-P., Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & Suhling, F. 2016. Agriocnemis exilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T59800A75331140. . Downloaded on 22 April 2018.
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