Red List of South African Species

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Least Concern (LC)


This is a widespread species with no known major threats and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. Therefore, it is listed as Least Concern.


Orthetrum icteromelas is widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar. There is an unconfirmed record from northeastern Africa. In southern Africa, this species is widespread in the humid part of the region, but does not occur in the arid southwest or at the Cape.

Population trend


The population size is unknown.


Drainage and destruction of swampy habitats due to agriculture, and water pollution are threats to this species.

Uses and trade

This species is not used.


Research into and monitoring of the population trend would be valuable.

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