|Scientific Name:||Gynacantha villosa Grünberg, 1902|
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Schorr, M. and Paulson, D. 2017. World Odonata List. Revision 18 March 2017. Tacoma, Washington, USA Available at: http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/slater-museum/biodiversity-resources/dragonflies/world-odonata-list2/.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.|
|Reviewer(s):||Kipping, J., Samways, M.J. & Simaika, J.|
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.
|Range Description:||This species has been recorded from Ethiopia and Kenya south to KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) and northern Botswana. There is also an isolated record from central Nigeria. |
In central Africa, it is known from Democratic Republic of Congo.
In eastern Africa, it has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi. It is widespread in all four countries.
In northeastern Africa, this species is recorded from southern Ethiopia (Clausnitzer and Dijkstra 2005). It might occur in South Sudan and northern Kenya as well, where hardly any surveys have been done. Less than five percent of the global population occurs in northeastern Africa.
In southern Africa, this species is recorded from Namibia (East Caprivi), Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia. It is found only in the tropical parts of these countries. In South Africa, it is known only from swamp forest in coastal KwaZulu-Natal (Samways 2006).
Native:Botswana; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Ethiopia; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Rwanda; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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|Population:||The population size is unknown.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species occurs in forest in thick bush.|
|Use and Trade:||There is no use or trade information for this species.|
|Major Threat(s):||Forest destruction is a threat to this species, and loss of habitat occurs due to tree removal, agriculture and the construction of infrastructures for ecotourism (Samways 2006).|
|Conservation Actions:||No conservation measures are known but information on taxonomy, population ecology, habitat status and population trends would be valuable. Habitat/site based conservation is also required.|
|Citation:||Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. 2016. Gynacantha villosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T59881A72363075.Downloaded on 23 February 2018.|
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