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
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
Blue Riverjack South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Brenton Blue Butterfly South Africa
Cape Stag Beetle (13) South Africa
Cape Thorntail South Africa
Cataract Hooktail Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Cerambyx Longicorn Africa
Chlorocypha spp. (4) Angola, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Kenya, Malawi, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Uganda
Corsican Swallowtail Sardinia
Dracula Ant Madagascar
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
Idomacromia jillianae Uganda
Karkloof Blue Butterfly South Africa
Lepidochrysops spp. (17) Lesotho, South Africa
Lokia coryndoni Uganda
Madagascan Friar Indian Ocean (Comoros), Madagascar, Mayotte
Mascarene Crow Indian Ocean (Reunion), Mauritius
Mauve Bluet South Africa (Western Cape Province)
Montane Dancing-jewel Kenya
Myrmica spp. (1) Algeria, Belgium, Canada, France, India, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Nepogomphoides stuhlmanni Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
Notogomphus spp. (3) Ethiopia, Kenya
Orange-spotted Emerald Morocco
Pheidole spp. (2) Argentina, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Guyana, India, Madagascar, United States (Colorado)
Pringle's Arrowhead South Africa
Queen Malachite South Africa
Rosalia Longicorn Africa
Seychelles Fineliner Indian Ocean (Seychelles), Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania
Sinai Hooktail Egypt, Niger, Sudan
Southern Damselfly Africa
Southern Purple Butterfly South Africa
Strongylognathus spp. (2) Algeria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia (Eurasia), Greece, Israel, Italy, Korea, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine
Wallengren's Copper South Africa
White Spotted Sapphire South Africa
Wolkberg Zulu South Africa
Yellow Presba South Africa
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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.

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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