Chlorolestes elegans Pinhey, 1950
Elegant Malachite

Type locality: Transvaal, South Africa

Diagnosis

For the identification of this species, please refer to: Tarboton, W. & Tarboton, M. 2015. A guide to the dragonflies (Odonata) of South Africa. Cape Town: Random House Struik.

Habitat description

Streams shaded by or in open areas in (gallery) forest. Often with emergent vegetation, coarse detritus, rocks and/or a soft (like muddy) bottom, probably especially calmer sections (like pools) with overhanging branches. From 700 to 2100 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Malawi; Mozambique; Republic of South Africa; Zimbabwe


Male © Warwick Tarboton


Appendages (dorsal view)

Appendages (lateral view)

Map citation: Clausnitzer, V., K.-D.B. Dijkstra, R. Koch, J.-P. Boudot, W.R.T. Darwall, J. Kipping, B. Samraoui, M.J. Samways, J.P. Simaika & F. Suhling, 2012. Focus on African Freshwaters: hotspots of dragonfly diversity and conservation concern. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 129-134.


Barcode specimen(s):


Adult, female; Zimbabwe, Manicaland, northside of Nyanga National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & U. Bjelke


Adult, male; Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Chimanimani National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, male; Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Chimanimani National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

Reference

  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1950). New species of Odonata from Southern Africa. Annals of the Transvaal Museum, 260-272 [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2017-08-19].