Chlorolestes fasciatus (Burmeister, 1839)
Mountain Malachite

Type locality: Port Natal (= Durban), 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

Mostly streams, but sometimes rivers or headwaters, in open landscapes, open areas in forest or shaded by gallery forest. Often calmer sections (like pools) with emergent vegetation, coarse detritus, rocks and/or a soft (like muddy) bottom. From 0 to 2400 m above sea level, but mostly between 1100 and 2100.

Distribution

confirmed: Lesotho; Republic of South Africa; Swaziland


© Butchart


Male & female © Chris Willis


Male © Gerhard Diedericks

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.


References

  • Burmeister, H. (1839). Handbuch der Entomologie. 2(2), 2. Neuroptera. [Handbuch der Entomologie. Zweiter Band, Befondere Entomologie. Zweite Abtheilung. Kauterfe. Gymnognatha. (Zweite hälfte; vulgo Neuroptera)]. Enslin, Berlin 755-1050. Odonata pp. 805-862.
  • Ris, F. (1921). The Odonata or Dragonflies of South Africa. Annals South African Museum, XVIII, 245-452. [PDF file]
  • Barnard, K.H. (1937). Notes on dragon-flies (Odonata) of the S. W. Cape with descriptions of the nymphs and of new species. Annals South African Museum, 32, 169-260. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2017-10-23].