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.


Tramea basilaris is widespread in the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa, extending to Arabia and the whole Oriental region (Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Japan) thanks to its strong migrating power. Similarly, this species is able to use the trade winds to reach the Caribbean and South Americas, where it was caught in Suriname, Guadeloupe and Martinique (Meurgey and Picard 2011).

Population trend


The population size is unknown but this species is a strong and widespread migrant.


Drainage and destruction of swampy habitats caused by agriculture, and water pollution are threats to this species at the local level.

Uses and trade

This species is not utilised.


This is a widespread and mobile species which does not need any protective actions at the global scale.

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