Red List of South African Species

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Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

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

Distribution

Trithemis arteriosa is one of the most widespread and common dragonflies in Africa, southern Europe and the Arabian Peninsula. It extends to Turkey, Crete in Greece (Boudot pers. comm.), and Iran.

Population trend

Trend

This species is widespread and common over most of its range.

Threats

This species is not under threat at the global scale, although excessive use of water by humans and pollution may cause this species to decline at local levels.

Uses and trade

This species is not utilised.

Conservation

No conservation actions are needed at present.

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