IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)


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Range Description

This species is restricted to the island of So Tom, in So Tom and Prncipe, in the Gulf of Guinea. It is a lowland species, occurring from sea level up to approximately 600m asl. Some of the localities listed in Loumont (1992) may not be accurate, but the lowland records are more likely to be accurate than the higher elevation records. Many of the localities are in the vicinity of So Tom town but also include Diogo Vaz, to the north. A recent survey (Drewes and Stoelting 2004) collected adults in So Tom town in a vacant lot, several in a riverine situation also in the town, and larvae from a place called Java. The two So Tom town sites are not far apart, but Java is nearly 600m asl.


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