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Trithemis hecate

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA LIBELLULIDAE

Scientific Name: Trithemis hecate
Species Authority: Ris, 1912
Common Name(s):
English Hecate 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 is widespread in eastern and southern Africa outside forest areas, but records in western Africa are few and scattered, requiring confirmation.

In central Africa, it is known from Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Angola.

In eastern Africa, it has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi, where it is common and widespread. It is assumed to occur also in Malawi and Burundi.

In southern Africa, this species is widespread mainly along the northern perennial rivers.

Records from west Africa are few and scattered, requiring confirmation. Recorded from Senegal and Mali to Liberia.
Countries:
Native:
Angola (Angola); Botswana; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Kenya; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mozambique; Namibia; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: Population size is unknown. However, this is a widespread species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Swamps, slow streams in savannah or woodland.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures known but research into taxonomy, population numbers and range, biology and ecology, habitat status, threats, conservation measures and trends/monitoring would be valuable.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. 2010. Trithemis hecate. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 August 2014.
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