Orthetrum macrostigma


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Orthetrum macrostigma
Species Authority: Longfield, 1947

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.
2009 Least Concern
2006 Least Concern

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.
Angola (Angola); Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Mozambique; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

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. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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