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Agriocnemis pinheyi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA COENAGRIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Agriocnemis pinheyi
Species Authority: Balinsky, 1963
Common Name(s):
English Pinhey’s Wisp, Pinhey's Whisp, Highland Whisp

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F.
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 has been recorded from South Africa to Tanzania, not recorded in Malawi but assumed.

In central Africa, it is known from northern Zambia and south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Records in eastern Africa are in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi: swampy highlands around Sao Hill (Tanzania), although occurrence assumed in Malawi.

This species occurs in the eastern part of the southern African region, from Natal to Zambia and Mozambique.
Countries:
Native:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Mozambique; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: Population size is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Swamps.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threats to the species are drainage and destruction of swampy habitats through agriculture and wood plantations. Water pollution is also a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures known but information on taxonomy, population ecology, habitat status and population trends would be valuable.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. 2010. Agriocnemis pinheyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 July 2014.
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