Red List of South African Species

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Least Concern (LC)


Thrithemis pluvialis is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a threatened category. It is therefore assessed a Least Concern.


Trithemis pluvialis has been recorded from South Africa to Kenya and west to Angola. In southern Africa, this species is widespread in the more humid north and northeast, and also at the Cape. It is not found in the arid southwest or in Botswana.

Population trend


The population size is unknown.


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

Uses and trade

This species is not used.


No precise information is available on conservation actions but research into population size and range, and monitoring of this species would be valuable. Habitat and site-based actions are also required.

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