Nesciothemis farinosa 

Scope: Southern Africa
Language: English

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Libellulidae

Scientific Name: Nesciothemis farinosa (Förster, 1898)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Eastern Blacktail
Orthetrum farinosum Förster, 1898
Orthetrum pollinosum Karsch, 1899

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2006-06-09
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Suhling, F.
Reviewer(s): Kipping, J., Simaika, J.P., Samways, M., Suhling, F. (Odonata Red List Authority) & Pollock, C.M. (IUCN Red List Office)
Within southern Africa, this species has a wide distribution and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened or Near Threatened category. Assessed as Least Concern in the region. Its global status is also Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:In southern Africa, this species is widespread, except for the arid southwest. Globally, it is widespread in continental sub-Saharan Africa.
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Botswana; Lesotho; Mozambique; Namibia; South Africa; Zambia; Zimbabwe
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:2000-1000000
Range Map:59921-18

Population [top]

Population:Current population size and trends are unknown. However, this is a widespread species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Streams, rivers in forest, bush, savannah, and woodland.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Current threats in the region are unknown. However, it is unlikely to be seriously threatened across its whole range

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Suhling, F. 2010. Nesciothemis farinosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T59921A12159816. . Downloaded on 17 August 2018.
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