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. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.


Orthetrum stemmale is widespread in tropical Africa, but records need to be handled carefully as it is often confused with O. brachiale. In southern Africa, this species occurs in the humid north. It also ranges south into South Africa.

Population trend


No information is available on the population.


Drainage and destruction of swampy habitats caused by agriculture is a threat.

Uses and trade

This species is not used.


No information is available on conservation actions in place but monitoring of the population trend would be valuable.

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