Red List of South African Species

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Least Concern (LC)


Acisoma variegatum occurs from southern Africa up to Ethiopia. As this species is common in the southern part of its range (South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe), it is assessed as Least Concern.


Acisoma variegatum is common in southern Africa and the distribution extends up to Ethiopia. It was formerly confused with A. inflatum and both were once listed under A. panorpoides. Due to this confusion, the extent of occurrence (EOO) of A. variegatum and A. inflatum requires further study.

Population trend


No information on the population size is available, but this species is common in southern Africa (South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe).


Drainage, destruction and pollution of swampy habitats for construction of human settlements are the main threats to this species. Swamps close to settlements suffer particularly from pollution due to sewage and to illegal rubbish damping.

Uses and trade

This species is not used.


The species is widespread and therefore, no conservation actions are necessary. However, it is necessary to study the extent of occurrence (EOO) of this species due to changes in taxonomy.

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