List of INSECTA species in Namibia

This is a list of INSECTA in Namibia according to the IUCN Red List.

This list was last updated 2019-09-14


This list contains only species that have been assessed for the IUCN Red List. It is therefore not representative of all the species in the country.

Species counts by country: Total | Amphibians | Birds | Fish | Mammals | Reptiles | Vascular Plants.

Scarabaeus deludens 138250 LC
Acanthoproctus cervinus Antlered Thorny Katydid 20638239 LC
Pseudosaga maraisi Marais' Lace-winged Katydid 62452865 CR
Pseudosaga maculata Lace-winged Katydid 20641850 LC
Capys alphaeus Orange-banded Protea Butterfly 160837 LC
Namakwanus streyi 137810 DD
Proagoderus plato 137817 DD
Plegmapterus splendens Pink Agile Grasshopper 116116075 LC
Crenigomphus kavangoensis Kavango Talontail 63177 LC
Odontoloma louwi 138446 LC
Eurycorypha cereris Kalahari Oblong-eyed Katydid 20656349 LC
Catantopoides minutissimus Dwarf Agile Grasshopper 116114672 DD
Alaena brainei Braine’s Zulu 160498 LC
Cheironitis audens 138509 LC
Hemihetrodes bachmanni Bachmann's Armoured Katydid 20636961 LC
Conchotopoda belcki Belck's Dimorphic Leaf Katydid 20642613 DD
Acanthoproctus diadematus Skeleton Coast Thorny Katydid 62452542 LC
Aprosphylus hybridus Namibian Black-kneed Katydid 62452555 LC
Pachysoma fitzsimonsi 138070 LC
Clonia vittata Common Wavy Clonia 20659550 LC
Paragomphus cataractae Cataract Hooktail 59753 NT
Aloeides nollothi Nolloth's Copper 889 LC
Onitis parainflaticollis 21879162 DD
Conchotopoda leptocerca Damara Dimorphic Leaf Katydid 62452608 DD
Byrrhidium convexum 138122 DD
Neosisyphus macrorubrus 137123 LC
Conchotopoda crassicauda Rare Dimorphic Leaf Katydid 20642729 DD
Stygionympha robertsoni Robertson's Brown 160680 LC
Griffiniana pedestris Namibian Agile Katydid 62452653 DD
Griffiniana longipes Long-winged Agile Katydid 20641712 LC
Dicranocara deschodti 137139 LC
Pachysoma gariepinus 137977 LC
Calliptamuloides minimus Little Agile Grasshopper 110003147 LC
Leptoscirtus herero Herero Desert Grasshopper 107430867 DD
Plegmapteropsis gracilis Richtersveld Agile Grasshopper 116115927 LC
Scarabaeus karrooensis 137704 LC
Onitis mniszechi 137202 DD
Pachysoma denticollis 137991 LC


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Species are classified by the IUCN Red List into nine groups:
  • Extinct (EX) – beyond reasonable doubt that the species is no longer extant.
  • Extinct in the wild (EW) – survives only in captivity, cultivation and/or outside native range, as presumed after exhaustive surveys.
  • Critically endangered (CR) – in a particularly and extremely critical state.
  • Endangered (EN) – very high risk of extinction in the wild, meets any of criteria A to E for Endangered.
  • Vulnerable (VU) – meets one of the 5 red list criteria and thus considered to be at high risk of unnatural (human-caused) extinction without further human intervention.
  • Near threatened (NT) – close to being at high risk of extinction in the near future.
  • Least concern (LC) – unlikely to become extinct in the near future.
  • Data deficient (DD)
  • Not evaluated (NE)