Endangered Insects of Africa
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Common Name Range ***
Acilius duvergeri Algeria, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain
Africallagma cuneistigma Zimbabwe
Agabus discicollis Ethiopia
Agriocnemis palaeforma Uganda
Alaena margaritacea South Africa
Algerian Clubtail Algeria, Tunisia
Aloeides dentatis Lesotho, South Africa
Aloeides caledoni South Africa
Aloeides carolynnae South Africa
Aloeides egerides South Africa
Aloeides kaplani South Africa
Aloeides lutescens South Africa
Aloeides merces South Africa
Aloeides nollothi South Africa
Aloeides nubilus South Africa
Aloeides pringlei South Africa
Aloeides rossouwi South Africa
Amani Flatwing Tanzania
Amatola Malachite South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Anoplolepis nuptialis South Africa
Aslauga australis South Africa
Atlas Goldenring Morocco
Badplaas Black Millipede South Africa (Mpumalanga)
Bearded Black Millipede South Africa
Brenton Blue Butterfly South Africa
Calopteryx exul Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia
Cape Stag Beetle (Colophon berrisfordi) South Africa
Cape Stag Beetle (Colophon cassoni) South Africa
Cape Stag Beetle (Colophon montisatris) South Africa
Cape Stag Beetle (Colophon primosi) South Africa
Cape Stag Beetle (Colophon barnardi) South Africa
Cape Stag Beetle (Colophon eastmani) South Africa
Cape Stag Beetle (Colophon haughtoni) South Africa
Cape Stag Beetle (Colophon thunbergi) South Africa
Cape Stag Beetle (Colophon whitei) South Africa
Cape Stag Beetle (Colophon cameroni) South Africa
Cape Stag Beetle (Colophon neli) South Africa
Cape Stag Beetle (Colophon stokoei) South Africa
Cape Stag Beetle (Colophon westwoodi) South Africa
Cape Thorntail South Africa
Cardiocondyla zoserka Nigeria
Cataglyphis hannae Tunisia
Cataract Hooktail Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Cerambyx Longicorn Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East
Ceres Featherlegs South Africa (Western Cape Province)
Chalepoxenus brunneus Algeria, Morocco
Chalepoxenus tramieri Morocco
Chlorocnemis montana Malawi, Tanzania
Chlorocnemis abbotti Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania
Chlorocnemis pauli Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda
Chlorocypha bambtoni Angola
Chlorocypha schmidti Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Republic of Congo, Tanzania
Chlorocypha jacksoni Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Kenya, Malawi, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Uganda
Chlorocypha molindica Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Uganda
Chrysoritis cotrelli South Africa
Coenagriocnemis insularis Mauritius
Comoro Friar Indian Ocean (Comoro Islands)
Corsican Swallowtail Corsica, Sardinia
Coryphagrion grandis Kenya, Tanzania
Cream-banded Swallowtail Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda
Crenigomphus abyssinicus Ethiopia
Crenigomphus denticulatus Ethiopia
Dickson's Copper South Africa
Dracula Ant Madagascar
Elattoneura pasquinii Ethiopia
Elegant Malachite Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Epimyrma africana Algeria
Epimyrma algeriana Algeria
Erikssonia acraeina Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), South Africa, Zambia
Ethiopian Highlander Ethiopia
Frigate Island Giant Tenebrionid Beetle Indian Ocean (Seychelles)
Golden Dancing-jewel Tanzania
Graphium levassori Indian Ocean (Comoro Islands)
Herbert's Black Millipede South Africa
Hoffman's Black Millipede South Africa
Idomacromia jillianae Uganda
Ischnura abyssinica Ethiopia
Karkloof Blue Butterfly South Africa
Kubusi Featherlegs South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Lepidochrysops lotana South Africa
Lepidochrysops badhami South Africa
Lepidochrysops balli South Africa
Lepidochrysops jefferyi South Africa
Lepidochrysops littoralis South Africa
Lepidochrysops loewensteini South Africa
Lepidochrysops oosthuizeni Lesotho, South Africa
Lepidochrysops outeniqua South Africa
Lepidochrysops penningtoni South Africa
Lepidochrysops pephredo South Africa
Lepidochrysops poseidon South Africa
Lepidochrysops pringlei South Africa
Lepidochrysops quickelbergei South Africa
Lepidochrysops swanepoeli South Africa
Lepidochrysops titei South Africa
Lepidochrysops victori South Africa
Lepidochrysops wykehami 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 noualhieri Algeria
Monomorium santschii Tunisia
Montane Dancing-jewel Kenya
Montane Demoiselle Malawi, Tanzania
Myrmica kabylica Algeria
Natal Black Millipede South Africa
Nepogomphoides stuhlmanni Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
Northern Black Millipede South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Notogomphus cottarellii Ethiopia
Notogomphus ruppeli Ethiopia
Notogomphus maathaiae Kenya
Onychogomphus costae Algeria, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia
Onychogomphus styx Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
Orange-spotted Emerald Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland
Oreocnemis phoenix Malawi
Papilio aristophontes Indian Ocean (Comoros)
Papilio mangoura Madagascar
Papillon La Pature Indian Ocean (Reunion)
Pennington's Protea South Africa
Phasis pringlei South Africa
Pheidole neokohli Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Pheidole oculata Madagascar
Platycnemis agrioides Mayotte
Platycnemis pembipes Tanzania
Platycypha pinheyi Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Tanzania
Poecilmitis rileyi South Africa
Poecilmitis swanepoeli South Africa
Poecilmitis adonis South Africa
Poecilmitis azurius South Africa
Poecilmitis balli South Africa
Poecilmitis daphne South Africa
Poecilmitis endymion South Africa
Poecilmitis henningi South Africa
Poecilmitis hyperion South Africa
Poecilmitis irene South Africa
Poecilmitis kaplani South Africa
Poecilmitis lyncurium South Africa
Poecilmitis lyndseyae South Africa
Poecilmitis orientalis South Africa
Poecilmitis penningtoni South Africa
Poecilmitis pyramus South Africa
Poecilmitis stepheni South Africa
Poecilmitis trimeni South Africa
Poecilmitis wykehami South Africa
Precarious Black Millipede South Africa
Pseudagrion guichardi Ethiopia
Pseudagrion kaffinum Ethiopia
Pseudagrion inopinatum South Africa
Pseudagrion newtoni South Africa
Pseudagrion bicoerulans Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Pseudagrion vumbaense Zimbabwe
Queen Malachite South Africa
Red Jungle-skimmer Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Rosalia Longicorn Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East
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, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen
Solitary Black Millipede South Africa
Southern Black Millipede South Africa
Southern Damselfly Africa, Europe
Strong Black Millipede South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Strongylognathus afer Algeria
Strongylognathus foreli Algeria
Tetramorium microgyna South Africa, Zimbabwe
Tetramorium parasiticum South Africa
Tetrathemis denticauda Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Uganda
Tetrathemis ruwensoriensis Uganda
Thalassothemis marchali Mauritius
Thermochoria jeanneli Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia
Thestor compassbergae South Africa
Thestor dryburghi South Africa
Thestor kaplani South Africa
Thestor pringlei South Africa
Thestor rossouwi South Africa
Thestor stepheni South Africa
Thestor strutti South Africa
Thestor swanepoeli South Africa
Thestor tempe South Africa
Thestor yildizae South Africa
Trithemis nigra Sao Tome and Principe
Umma femina Angola
Wallengren's Copper South Africa
White Spotted Sapphire 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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