List of INSECTA species in United Arab Emirates

This is a list of INSECTA in United Arab Emirates 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.

Junonia hierta Yellow Pansy 159898 LC
Eurema brigitta Small Grass Yellow 159946 LC
Anax imperator Blue Emperor 59812 LC
Ceriagrion glabrum Orange Waxtail 59828 LC
Crocothemis erythraea Broad Scarlet 59859 LC
Crocothemis sanguinolenta Little Scarlet 59860 LC
Diplacodes lefebvrii Black Percher 59864 LC
Ischnura senegalensis Tropical Bluetail 59897 LC
Pontia daplidice Bath White 160251 LC
Orthetrum chrysostigma Epaulet Skimmer 59954 LC
Pantala flavescens Globe Wanderer 59971 LC
Paragomphus genei Common Hooktail 59976 LC
Ischnura evansi Desert Bluetail 184945 LC
Orthetrum ransonnetii Ransonnet's Skimmer 184946 LC
Sympetrum fonscolombii Red-veined Darter 60038 LC
Tramea basilaris Wheeling Glider 60049 LC
Trithemis annulata Violet-marked Darter 60052 LC
Trithemis arteriosa Red-veined Dropwing 60053 LC
Trithemis kirbyi Kirby's Dropwing 60062 LC
Zygonyx torridus Ringed Cascader 60078 LC
Ischnura fountaineae Oasis Bluetail 158572 LC
Arabicnemis caerulea Powder Blue Damselfly 60284 LC
Arabineura khalidi 60285 EN
Acrotylus patruelis Slender Digging Grasshopper 15431178 LC
Lindenia tetraphylla Bladetail 165460 LC
Orthetrum sabina Slender Skimmer 165470 LC
Selysiothemis nigra Black Pennant 165471 LC
Anax parthenope Lesser Emperor 165488 LC
Paragomphus sinaiticus Sinai Hooktail 16110 NT


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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)