Endangered Insects of Africa
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Common Name Range ***
Acilius duvergeri Algeria, Morocco
Africallagma cuneistigma Zimbabwe
Agabus spp. (1) Denmark, Ethiopia, Germany, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden
Agriocnemis palaeforma Uganda
Algerian Clubtail Algeria, Tunisia
Aloeides spp. (11) Lesotho, South Africa
Amani Flatwing Tanzania
Amatola Malachite South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Anoplolepis nuptialis South Africa
Atlas Goldenring Morocco
Badplaas Black Millipede South Africa (Mpumalanga)
Bearded Black Millipede South Africa
Blue Riverjack South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Brenton Blue Butterfly South Africa
Calopteryx spp. (1) Algeria, Israel, Israel (Palestinian Territory, Occupied), Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia
Cape Stag Beetle (13) South Africa
Cape Thorntail South Africa
Cardiocondyla zoserka Nigeria
Cataglyphis hannae Tunisia
Cataract Hooktail Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Cerambyx Longicorn Africa
Ceres Featherlegs South Africa (Western Cape Province)
Chalepoxenus spp. (2) Algeria, France, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Turkmenistan, Ukraine
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 cotrelli South Africa
Coenagriocnemis insularis Mauritius
Comoro Friar Indian Ocean (Comoro Islands)
Corsican Swallowtail Sardinia
Coryphagrion grandis Kenya, Tanzania
Cream-banded Swallowtail Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda
Crenigomphus spp. (2) Ethiopia
Dickson's Copper South Africa
Dracula Ant Madagascar
Elattoneura pasquinii Ethiopia
Elegant Malachite Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Epimyrma spp. (2) Algeria, Czech Republic, France, Georgia (Eurasia), Greece, Italy, Russia, Spain, Switzerland
Eriksson's Copper Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), South Africa, Zambia
Ethiopian Highlander Ethiopia
Frigate Island Giant Tenebrionid Beetle Indian Ocean (Seychelles)
Golden Dancing-jewel Tanzania
Graphium spp. (1) India, Indian Ocean (Comoro Islands), Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands
Herbert's Black Millipede South Africa
Hoffman's Black Millipede South Africa
Idomacromia jillianae Uganda
Ischnura spp. (1) California, Ethiopia
Karkloof Blue Butterfly South Africa
Lepidochrysops spp. (17) Lesotho, South Africa
Lokia coryndoni Uganda
Madagascan Friar Indian Ocean (Comoros), Madagascar, Mayotte
Mahogany Presba South Africa
Major Black Millipede South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Marbled Malachite South Africa
Mascarene Crow Indian Ocean (Reunion), Mauritius
Mauritian Friar Mauritius
Mauve Bluet South Africa (Western Cape Province)
Micromacromia miraculosa Tanzania
Minor Black Millipede South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Monomorium spp. (2) Algeria, India, Mexico, Singapore, Tunisia, United States
Montane Dancing-jewel Kenya
Montane Demoiselle Malawi, Tanzania
Myrmica spp. (1) Algeria, Belgium, Canada, France, India, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Natal Black Millipede South Africa
Nepogomphoides stuhlmanni Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
Northern Black Millipede South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Notogomphus spp. (3) Ethiopia, Kenya
Onychogomphus spp. (2) Algeria, Armenia, Georgia (Eurasia), Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Zambia
Orange-spotted Emerald Morocco
Oreocnemis phoenix Malawi
Papilio aristophontes Indian Ocean (Comoros)
Papilio mangoura Madagascar
Papillon La Pature Indian Ocean (Reunion)
Pennington's Protea South Africa
Pheidole spp. (2) Argentina, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Guyana, India, Madagascar, United States (Colorado)
Platycnemis spp. (2) Mayotte, Tanzania
Platycypha pinheyi Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania
Poecilmitis spp. (19) South Africa
Precarious Black Millipede South Africa
Pringle's Arrowhead South Africa
Pseudagrion spp. (6) Ethiopia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Queen Malachite South Africa
Red Jungle-skimmer Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Rosalia Longicorn Africa
Ruby-legged Black Millipede South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Serrastruma inquilina Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Seychelles Crow Indian Ocean (Seychelles)
Seychelles Fineliner Indian Ocean (Seychelles), Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania
Sinai Hooktail Egypt, Niger, Sudan
Solitary Black Millipede South Africa
Southern Black Millipede South Africa
Southern Damselfly Africa
Southern Purple Butterfly South Africa
Strong Black Millipede South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Strongylognathus spp. (2) Algeria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia (Eurasia), Greece, Israel, Italy, Korea, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine
Tetramorium spp. (2) South Africa, Zimbabwe
Tetrathemis spp. (2) Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Sri Lanka, Uganda
Thalassothemis marchali Mauritius
Thermochoria jeanneli Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia
Thestor spp. (10) South Africa
Trithemis nigra Sao Tome and Principe
Umma femina Angola
Wallengren's Copper South Africa
White Spotted Sapphire South Africa
Wolkberg Zulu South Africa
Yellow Presba South Africa
Zululand Black Millipede South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)

**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.

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 EEC page.

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