IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

The species has been recorded from South Africa to Zambia and to extreme western Tanzania. Southern records are likely to belong to another species and there are also new records from Nigeria. It is now merged with D. okavangoensis as these are the same species (Dijkstra 2007). It has a very patchy distribution in most areas.

In central Africa, it is known from Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo (Albertville-Kalemie; Bambesa; Bomboma; Eala; Garamba National Park; Lubumbashi) and Zambia.

In eastern Africa, it has been recorded from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Burundi: swampy habitats in Tanzanian and Malawian highlands.

In southern Africa, this species occurs in swamps in the Okavango and Zambezi River catchments. It may also occur in Angola, but taxonomic identification of the records here is unclear. Confirmed records within the region are widespread.

In western Africa, it is only known from two locations in Nigeria (Lagos and Jos Plateau).


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