Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Libellulidae

Scientific Name: Brachythemis leucosticta
Species Authority: (Burmeister, 1839)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Banded Groundling
Libellula leucosticta Burmeister, 1839
Libellula unifasciata Rambur, 1842

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Suhling, F. & Clausnitzer, V.
Reviewer(s): Kipping, J. & Simaika, J.P.
Brachythemis leucosticta is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2006 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Brachythemis leucosticta is widespread in Africa (except in forest areas), southern Europe, and the Middle East.
Countries occurrence:
Algeria; Angola (Angola); Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Chad; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Israel; Italy; Kenya; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Morocco; Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Portugal; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Spain; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Togo; Tunisia; Turkey; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: Locally very high population densities.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lakes, pools, and rivers. The species usually occurs in swarms above thinly vegetated shorelines.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no serious threats affecting this species across its global range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not needed.

Citation: Suhling, F. & Clausnitzer, V. 2009. Brachythemis leucosticta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T59822A12068327. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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