|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Clausnitzer, V., Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & Suhling, F.
||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 therefore listed as Least Concern.
In central, eastern and western, the species is assessed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
In southern Africa, in view of the few records for the species, the population is thought to be small. During recent extensive surveys in the Okavango Delta and in the Caprivi the species has not been encountered. Hence, there may be a population decline. But, more detailed data are needed to assess this beyond Data Deficient in the region.
||The species is known from scattered records from Sierra Leone to Kenya and Botswana.
In central Africa, it is known from Zambia (Upper Zambezi catchement) and Uganda (Madi Obei). Occurrence in Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Central African Republic and Cameroon is assumed.
In eastern Africa, it has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi. It is known from Kakamega Forest (west Kenya) and Madi Opei, Tororo (Uganda).
In southern Africa, this species is known from the Upper Zambezi River catchment (last recorded here in 1960) and Okavango Delta (last recorded in the delta in 1975). It may be more widespread e.g., in the swamps along the Zambezi River and in the Caprivi, but it has not yet recorded.
In western Africa, the species is known from Sierra Leone and Cote d'Ivoire.
Botswana; Côte d'Ivoire; Kenya; Sierra Leone; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia
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