IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

This species has a sub-cosmopolitan distribution, from the Mediterranean south throughout sub-Saharan Africa south to the Cape and east through the Middle East, Russia and the Indian subcontinent to the Far East and south through South-east Asia to Australia. It has apparently been introduced to a number of Pacific Ocean island groups, New Zealand, North, Central and South America (Hassler and Schmidt 2011).


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