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.


Tetrathemis polleni is a widespread species in Sub-Saharan Africa outside closed rainforest areas. It has been recorded from South Africa to Somalia and Ethiopia. It also occurs in west Africa from Nigeria to Gambia. It also occurs in Madagascar.

Population trend


No information is available on the population trend.


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

Uses and trade

This species is not used.


No information is available on conservation actions but research into population size and range, and monitoring of the population trend would be valuable. Habitat maintenance and conservation is also needed.

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