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Nesciothemis farinosa

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA INSECTA ODONATA LIBELLULIDAE

Scientific Name: Nesciothemis farinosa
Species Authority: (Förster, 1898)
Common Name(s):
English Black-tailed Skimmer, Black-tailed Dancer, Black-tailed False-skimmer, Common Blacktail
Synonym(s):
Orthetrum farinosum Förster, 1898
Orthetrum pollinosum Karsch, 1899

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-04-10
Assessor(s): Boudot, J.-P., Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F., Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Samraoui, B. & Schneider, W.
Reviewer(s): García, N., Tognelli, M. & Suhling, F.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Alomari, K.
Justification:
Nesciothemis farinosa 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:
2009 Least Concern
2006 Least Concern (IUCN 2006)
2006 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Nesciothemis farinosa is widespread from northern South Africa to Egypt. Records from Mali and Benin are to be confirmed. Also found in western and southern Arabia.
Countries:
Native:
Angola (Angola, Angola); Botswana; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Egypt (Egypt (African part)); Ethiopia; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia (Caprivi Strip, Namibia (main part)); Oman; Rwanda; Saudi Arabia; Somalia; South Africa (Eastern Cape Province, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo Province, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape Province, North-West Province, Western Cape); South Sudan; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Yemen (North Yemen, South Yemen); Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: No information is available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species is mostly common at rivers and permanent streams with high reeds margins. It is also recorded at pools and ponds.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is widespread and often common and is not threatened at the global scale. Local decreases and extinction can occur through water pollution, drought, stream management, over-irrigation and agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation actions are needed for this species.

Bibliography [top]

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Citation: Boudot, J.-P., Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F., Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Samraoui, B. & Schneider, W. 2013. Nesciothemis farinosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2014.
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