In central Africa, it is known from Angola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Zambia. Its presence in Congo is assumed.
In eastern Africa, it has been recorded in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda (various localities), Malawi and Burundi.
In southern Africa, this species is known only from Angola and northwest Zambia.
In western Africa, the species is known from Guinea to Nigeria.
Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- 2009Least Concern (LC)
- 2006Least Concern (LC)
Orthetrum austeni, the giant skimmer, is a species of dragonfly in the family Libellulidae. It is found in Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and rivers.
- Clausnitzer, V. 2005. Orthetrum austeni. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 August 2007.
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