|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.
||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 assessed as Least Concern.
The species is assessed as Least Concern in central, eastern, northeastern and southern Africa, in view of its wide distribution, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
- 2006 – Least Concern (LC)
|Range Description:||The species has been recorded from South Africa to Somalia and Ethiopia, records from west and central Africa (e.g. Guinea) seem erroneous.|
In central Africa, it is known from Angola, northern Zambia, west Uganda - occurrence in southern Democratic Republic of Congo possible.
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, Kenya, Sudan and Somalia, common and widespread.
In southern Africa, this species is widespread all over the region.
The records from western Africa are considered dubious (Dijkstra pers. comm.).
Angola (Angola); Botswana; Comoros; Ethiopia; Kenya; Lesotho; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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