Red List of South African Species

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Least Concern (LC)


This is a widespread and stable species with no known major threats. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.


This is one of the most common species in Africa and is widespread throughout the African continent, except in dense forests. It reaches southern Europe, the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula.

Population trend


This species is omnipresent with large subpopulations all over its range. No decline is expected at the global scale.


Orthetrum chrysostigma is not under threat at the global scale, although local declines may occur due to habitat destruction and water pollution.

Uses and trade

This species is not utilised.


This species does not need any conservation actions or further research.

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