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.


Trithemis hecate is widespread in eastern and southern Africa outside forest areas, but records in western Africa are few and scattered. In southern Africa, this species is widespread mainly along the northern perennial rivers. It also occurs in Madagascar and on Mayotte.

Population trend


The population size is unknown but this is a widespread species.


Water pollution, drainage and destruction of swampy habitats caused by agriculture are threats to the species.

Uses and trade

This species is not used.


No conservation measures are currently known but research into taxonomy, population size and range, biology and ecology, habitat status, threats and conservation measures, and monitoring of the population trend would be valuable.

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