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Orthetrum microstigma

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA LIBELLULIDAE

Scientific Name: Orthetrum microstigma
Species Authority: Ris, 1911

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.
History:
2006 Least Concern (IUCN 2006)
2006 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species has been recorded from Zambia, Angola to Kenya and west to Mali.

It has been recorded from all countries in the central African region except for Sao Tome and Principe.

In eastern Africa, it has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi. In addition, appropriate habitats are known in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

In northeastern Africa, the species is listed by Tsuda for Sudan, although this record needs confirmation. No other records are available from region, thus listed Not Applicable.

In southern Africa, this species occurs in Angola and Zambia.

In western Africa, the species is known from Guinea-Bissau to Nigeria.
Countries:
Native:
Angola (Angola); Benin; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Liberia; Mali; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; South Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: Population size is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Strongly associated with forest, including swamp forest.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available but research into population numbers and range, and trends/monitoring of the species would be valuable.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V., Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & Suhling, F. 2010. Orthetrum microstigma. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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