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Orthetrum machadoi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA LIBELLULIDAE

Scientific Name: Orthetrum machadoi
Species Authority: Longfield, 1955
Common Name(s):
English Machado's Skimmer, Swamp Skimmer

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. & 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. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern.

The species has not been recorded from western Africa aside from mention of specimens from Sierra Leone and Ghana (most likely misidentifications) in the original description. Therefore the species is Not Evaluated.

Listed as Least Concern in all other regions in view of its wide distribution, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
History:
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern (IUCN 2009.2)
2006 Least Concern (IUCN 2006)
2006 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is widespread in continental sub-Saharan Africa. The Cameroonian records are erroneous. South African record left isolated.

In central Africa, it is known from Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia.

In eastern Africa, it has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi: common and widespread in all five countries (Burundi assumed).

In northeastern Africa, the species is recorded from Ethiopia, and assumed for Sudan and Uganda.

In southern Africa, this species is widespread in the humid parts of the region, but not in the arid southwest or at the Cape.

The species has not been recorded from western Africa aside from mention of specimens from Sierra Leone and Ghana (most likely misidentifications) in the original description.
Countries:
Native:
Angola (Angola); Botswana; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Ethiopia; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Swamps, streams in bush or woodland.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Drainage and destruction of swampy habitats caused by agriculture are major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available but research into trends and monitoring of the species would be valuable.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V., Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & Suhling, F. 2010. Orthetrum machadoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 November 2014.
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