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Trithemis dichroa

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA LIBELLULIDAE

Scientific Name: Trithemis dichroa
Species Authority: Karsch, 1893
Common Name/s:
English Small Dropwing

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. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.
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. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
History:
2006 Least Concern (IUCN 2006)
2006 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species has been recorded from northern Zambia and Uganda to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Mali.

In central Africa, it is known from Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Zambia, for Gabon and Congo assumed.

In eastern Africa, it has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi: forests in central and west Uganda.

In northeastern Africa, the species is only recorded from Sudan (Karranga, Kurra, Killing in West Dafur), a wider distribution assumed, hence listed as Least Concern.

In southern Africa, this species occurs in the most northern parts of east Angola and north Zambia.
Countries:
Native:
Angola (Angola); Benin; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Mali; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Sudan; Togo; Uganda; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: Population size is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Streams and pools in forest or bush.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to the species are habitat loss through drainage and destruction/deforestation of swampy habitats caused by agriculture and wood extraction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research into population numbers and range, biology and ecology, threats, conservation measures, and trends/monitoring of this species would be valuable. Habitat and site-based actions are also required.
Citation: Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. 2010. Trithemis dichroa. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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