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List of near threatened arthropods

2 extinct in the wild arthropod species (0.02%)393 critically endangered arthropod species (4.1%)626 endangered arthropod species (6.6%)1081 vulnerable arthropod species (11%)398 near threatened arthropod species (4.2%)4080 least concern arthropod species (43%)2890 data deficient arthropod species (31%)
Arthropod species (IUCN, 2016-2)
  • 9470 extant species have been evaluated
  • 6580 of those are fully assessed[a]
  • 4478 are not threatened at present[b]
  • 2100 to 4990 are threatened[c]
  • 83 to 169 are extinct or extinct in the wild:
    • 81 extinct (EX) species[d]
    • 2 extinct in the wild (EW)
    • 86 possibly extinct [CR(PE)]
    • 0 possibly extinct in the wild [CR(PEW)]

  1. ^ excludes data deficient evaluations.
  2. ^ NT, LR/cd, LC.
  3. ^ Threatened comprises CR, EN and VU. Upper estimate additionally includes DD.
  4. ^ Chart omits extinct (EX) species
Near threatened (NT) species do not currently qualify for critically endangered (CR), endangered (EN) or vulnerable (VU), but are likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, or are already close to qualifying.

In July 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed 390 near threatened arthropod species.[1] Of all evaluated arthropod species, 4.1% are listed as near threatened. The IUCN also lists six arthropod subspecies as near threatened.

No subpopulations of arthropods have been evaluated by the IUCN.

This is a complete list of near threatened arthropod species and subspecies as evaluated by the IUCN.




  • Blasconura batai
  • Lepidonella lecongkieti


Includes barnacles, copepods and a number of related animals.



There are 71 decapod species and six decapod subspecies assessed as near threatened.





  • Atyoida bisulcata
  • Caridina fasciata
  • Caridina formosae
  • Caridina mauritii
  • Caridina meridonalis
  • Caridina richtersi
  • Caridina serrata
  • Caridina spathulirostris
  • Dugastella valentina
  • Gallocaris inermis
  • Lancaris singhalensis
  • Pycneus morsitans
  • Troglocaris hercegovinensis
  • Troglocaris planinensis
  • Troglocaris pretneri


  • Troglocaris anophthalmus anophthalmus
  • Troglocaris anophthalmus intermedia
  • Troglocaris anophthalmus legovici
  • Troglocaris anophthalmus ocellata
  • Troglocaris anophthalmus periadriatica
  • Troglocaris anophthalmus sontica



Other decapod species


There are 301 insect species assessed as near threatened.



  • Southern Sardinian cricket (Acroneuroptila puddui)
  • Northern Sardinian cricket (Acroneuroptila sardoa)
  • Gomera stick grasshopper (Acrostira bellamyi)
  • Gran Canaria stick grasshopper (Acrostira tamarani)
  • Tenerife short-winged bush-cricket (Ariagona margaritae)
  • Splendid rock grasshopper (Arminda canariensis)
  • Tenerife laurel bush-cricket (Canariola willemsei)
  • Plump-headed grasshopper (Chorthippus crassiceps)
  • Parnon grasshopper (Chorthippus parnon)
  • Nymph-like grasshopper (Chorthippus pulloides)
  • Giglio cave cricket (Dolichopoda aegilion)
  • Larissa cave-cricket (Dolichopoda annae)
  • Koutouki cave-cricket (Dolichopoda insignis)
  • Kiriaki cave-cricket (Dolichopoda kiriakii)
  • Cretan cave-cricket (Dolichopoda paraskevi)
  • Corfu cave-cricket (Dolichopoda steriotisi)
  • Ionian marbled bush-cricket (Eupholidoptera cephalonica)
  • Uvarov's marbled bush-cricket (Eupholidoptera uvarovi)
  • Cyprian tonged bush-cricket (Exodrymadusa inornata)
  • Heldreich's stone grasshopper (Glyphotmethis heldreichi)
  • Canarian crevice-cricket (Gryllomorpha canariensis)
  • White-horned Italian grasshopper (Italohippus albicornis)
  • Calabrian speckled bush-cricket (Leptophyes calabra)
  • Greek speckled bush-cricket (Leptophyes lisae)
  • California ground cricket (Neonemobius eurynotus)
  • Parnassos glandular cricket (Ovaliptila krueperi)
  • Sporades glandular cricket (Ovaliptila wettsteini)
  • Jablanica bright bush-cricket (Poecilimon jablanicensis)
  • Andros bright bush-cricket (Poecilimon klausgerhardi)
  • Maquis bush-cricket (Rhacocleis silvestrii)
  • Werner's bush-cricket (Rhacocleis werneri)
  • Spanistic desert grasshopper (Spaniacris deserticola)
  • Black-headed Jerusalem cricket (Stenopelmatus nigrocapitatus)
  • Zoia's cave-cricket (Troglophilus zoiai)
  • Aegean desert grasshopper (Xerohippus solerii)



Lepidoptera comprises moths and butterflies. There are 62 species in the order Lepidoptera assessed as near threatened.

Swallowtail butterflies



Other Lepidoptera species


There are 56 beetle species assessed as near threatened.


  • Ceratophyus hoffmannseggi
  • Lethrus fallax
  • Thorectes albarracinus
  • Thorectes lusitanicus
  • Thorectes marginatus

Click beetles

  • Cardinal click beetle (Ampedus cardinalis)
  • Ampedus carinthiacus
  • Ampedus coenobita
  • Ampedus corsicus
  • Brachygonus meraculus
  • Crepidophorus mutilatus
  • Reitterelater bouyoni


  • Alocoderus carinifrons
  • Ammoecius lusitanicus
  • Anomius crovettii
  • Anomius peyerimhoffi
  • Anonychonitis freyi
  • Ateuchetus cicatricosus
  • Cryptocanthon foveatus
  • Cryptocanthon genieri
  • Euorodalus boiteli
  • Genieridium medinae
  • Gymnopleurus sturmi
  • Gyronotus dispar
  • Gyronotus mulanjensis
  • Heptaulacus brancoi
  • Holocephalus sculptus
  • Macroderes endroedyi
  • Macroderes undulatus
  • Mimonthophagus limbibasis
  • Ontherus grandis
  • Ontherus irinus
  • Onthophagus merdarius
  • Oxysternon pteroderum
  • Pedaria cambeforti
  • Phanaeus achilles
  • Scarabaeus bornemizzai
  • Scybalocanthon darlingtoni

Other beetle species


Odonata includes dragonflies and damselflies. There are 119 species in the order Odonata assessed as near threatened.


  • Chlorocypha bamptoni
  • Angola jewel (Chlorocypha crocea)
  • Indocypha vittata
  • Libellago stictica
  • Tanganyika jewel (Platycypha pinheyi)
  • Rhinocypha xanthe
  • Yellow-sided jewel (Stenocypha jacksoni)
  • Bow-faced jewel (Stenocypha molindica)









Other Odonata species

See also


  1. ^ "IUCN Red List version 2016.1". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Retrieved 4 July 2016.

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