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Insects
Common Name Range ***
Acilius duvergeriAlgeria, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain
Africallagma cuneistigmaZimbabwe
Agabus spp.Ethiopia
Agriocnemis palaeformaUganda
Alaena margaritaceaSouth Africa
Algerian ClubtailAlgeria, Tunisia
Aloeides spp. (11)Lesotho, South Africa
Amani FlatwingTanzania
Amatola MalachiteSouth Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Anoplolepis nuptialisSouth Africa
Aslauga australisSouth Africa
Atlas GoldenringMorocco
Badplaas Black MillipedeSouth Africa (Mpumalanga)
Bearded Black MillipedeSouth Africa
Brenton Blue ButterflySouth Africa
Calopteryx spp.Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia
Cape Stag Beetle (13)South Africa
Cape ThorntailSouth Africa
Cardiocondyla zoserkaNigeria
Cataglyphis hannaeTunisia
Cataract HooktailNamibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Cerambyx LongicornAfrica, Asia, Europe, Middle East
Ceres FeatherlegsSouth Africa (Western Cape Province)
Chalepoxenus spp. (2)Algeria, Morocco
Chlorocnemis spp. (3)Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda
Chlorocypha spp. (4)Angola, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Kenya, Malawi, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Uganda
Chrysoritis cotrelliSouth Africa
Coenagriocnemis insularisMauritius
Comoro FriarIndian Ocean (Comoro Islands)
Corsican SwallowtailCorsica, Sardinia
Coryphagrion grandisKenya, Tanzania
Cream-banded SwallowtailBurundi, Rwanda, Uganda
Crenigomphus spp. (2)Ethiopia
Dickson's CopperSouth Africa
Dracula AntMadagascar
Elattoneura pasquiniiEthiopia
Elegant MalachiteMalawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Epimyrma spp. (2)Algeria
Erikssonia acraeinaDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), South Africa, Zambia
Ethiopian HighlanderEthiopia
Frigate Island Giant Tenebrionid BeetleIndian Ocean (Seychelles)
Golden Dancing-jewelTanzania
Graphium spp.Indian Ocean (Comoro Islands)
Herbert's Black MillipedeSouth Africa
Hoffman's Black MillipedeSouth Africa
Idomacromia jillianaeUganda
Ischnura spp.Ethiopia
Karkloof Blue ButterflySouth Africa
Kubusi FeatherlegsSouth Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Lepidochrysops spp. (17)Lesotho, South Africa
Lokia coryndoniUganda
Madagascan FriarIndian Ocean (Comoros), Madagascar, Mayotte
Mahogany PresbaSouth Africa
Major Black MillipedeSouth Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Marbled MalachiteSouth Africa
Mascarene CrowIndian Ocean (Reunion), Mauritius
Mauritian FriarMauritius
Mauve BluetSouth Africa (Western Cape Province)
Micromacromia miraculosaTanzania
Minor Black MillipedeSouth Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Monomorium spp. (2)Algeria, Tunisia
Montane Dancing-jewelKenya
Montane DemoiselleMalawi, Tanzania
Myrmica spp.Algeria
Natal Black MillipedeSouth Africa
Nepogomphoides stuhlmanniMalawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
Northern Black MillipedeSouth Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Notogomphus spp. (3)Ethiopia, Kenya
Onychogomphus spp. (2)Algeria, Kenya, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia
Orange-spotted EmeraldBelgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland
Oreocnemis phoenixMalawi
Papilio aristophontesIndian Ocean (Comoros)
Papilio mangouraMadagascar
Papillon La PatureIndian Ocean (Reunion)
Pennington's ProteaSouth Africa
Phasis pringleiSouth Africa
Pheidole spp. (2)Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Madagascar
Platycnemis spp. (2)Mayotte, Tanzania
Platycypha pinheyiDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania
Poecilmitis spp. (19)South Africa
Precarious Black MillipedeSouth Africa
Pseudagrion spp. (6)Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Queen MalachiteSouth Africa
Red Jungle-skimmerKenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Rosalia LongicornAfrica, Asia, Europe, Middle East
Ruby-legged Black MillipedeSouth Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Serrastruma inquilinaDemocratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Seychelles CrowIndian Ocean (Seychelles)
Seychelles FinelinerIndian Ocean (Seychelles), Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania
Sinai HooktailEgypt, Niger, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen
Solitary Black MillipedeSouth Africa
Southern Black MillipedeSouth Africa
Southern DamselflyAfrica, Europe
Strong Black MillipedeSouth Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Strongylognathus spp. (2)Algeria
Tetramorium spp. (2)South Africa, Zimbabwe
Tetrathemis spp. (2)Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Uganda
Thalassothemis marchaliMauritius
Thermochoria jeanneliKenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia
Thestor spp. (10)South Africa
Trithemis nigraSao Tome and Principe
Umma feminaAngola
Wallengren's CopperSouth Africa
White Spotted SapphireSouth Africa
Yellow PresbaSouth Africa
Zululand Black MillipedeSouth Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
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***What insects are listed here?:

The Africa section of this site lists the folllowing insects appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Insects that dwell in or migrate to any nation or region found on the African continent.
  • Insects dwelling in or that travel to the Mediterranean Sea and any islands located in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Insects dwelling in or that migrate to Madagascar and nearby islands (to the southwest of India or east of Madagascar).
  • Insects dwelling in or that migrate to North Atlantic islands off the western coast of Africa.
In some cases, the creatures listed in this section may also be found on other continents or in other areas, which is why you may see additional areas noted in the range column.

Disclaimer: This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total count of species found on this site as an official count of endangered species of the world is not recommended. For more information on what creatures are listed on this site, please visit our About Us page.



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