Acacia Sprite, Pseudagrion acaciae

The acacia sprite (Pseudagrion acaciae) is a species of damselfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia, among other areas and it is thought to occur in Egypt, Mauritania, and Uganda. It can be found near rivers and floodplains. The population size of this species is unknown and it is threatened by habitat loss due to deforestation of swampy habitats and drainage practices, as well as water pollution. Research regarding the populations and habitats of this species is recommended. The acacia sprite appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern.”

Image Caption: Male Acacia Sprite (Pseudagrion acaciae). Credit: Alandmanson/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)