Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Libellulidae

Scientific Name: Orthetrum macrostigma
Species Authority: Longfield, 1947
Regional Assessments:

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)
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 currently assessed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2009 Least Concern (LC)
2006 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species has been recorded from Angola, Zambia, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo.

In central Africa, it is known from Angola, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo; a record assigned for Tanzania was wrongly labelled and a Zambia record instead.

In eastern Africa, it has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi: specimen in London labelled "Kambole, Tanganyika" is unclear.

In southern Africa, this species occurs in the northern part of the southern Africa region in Angola and Zambia.

Records from western Africa are incorrect.
Countries occurrence:
Angola (Angola); Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Mozambique; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Swamps and pools in bush and 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 population numbers and range, biology and ecology, conservation measures, and trends/monitoring of the species would be valuable.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V. & Suhling, F. 2010. Orthetrum macrostigma. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T59960A12194284. . Downloaded on 14 October 2015.
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