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Agriocnemis maclachlani

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA COENAGRIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Agriocnemis maclachlani
Species Authority: Selys, 1877
Common Name(s):
English Forest Wisp
Synonym(s):
Agriocnemis aligulae Pinhey, 1974

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V. & 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)
Justification:
This is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats that is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
History:
2006 Least Concern (IUCN 2006)
2006 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is widespread in forested parts of Africa, from Uganda to Senegal. In central Africa, recorded from Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea. Recorded from a number of forest localities in Uganda, and present in western Africa west to Senegal.
Countries:
Native:
Benin; Cameroon; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: The population size is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Swampy forests.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The known threats to the species are habitat loss due to agriculture and wood plantations, water pollution, and drainage and destruction of swampy habitats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available. Further information on the species ecology, habitats, distribution and threats are required.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. 2010. Agriocnemis maclachlani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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