Trithemis nuptialis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Odonata Libellulidae

Scientific Name: Trithemis nuptialis Karsch, 1894
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Hairy-legged Dropwing
Taxonomic Notes: Records from western Africa probably follow confusion with T. grouti. This has been confirmed by V. Clausnitzer for the records from Sierra Leone.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-11-13
Assessor(s): Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.
Reviewer(s): Kipping, J. & Meziere, N.M.
Trithemis nuptialis is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Trithemis nuptialis has been recorded from northern Zambia, Tanzania and Uganda westwards to Cameroon. Records from western Africa probably follow confusion with T. grouti.
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Cameroon; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:The population size is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is known from forest streams. In southern Africa, it was found in thick bush and riparian forest (Pinhey 1984).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not used.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution and forest destruction caused by agriculture and wood extraction are threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research into taxonomy, population size and range, biology and ecology, habitat status and threats, and monitoring of this species would be valuable. Habitat and site-based actions are also required.

Citation: Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B. 2016. Trithemis nuptialis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T60064A86136750. . Downloaded on 24 October 2017.
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