Stenocypha gracilis (Karsch, 1899)
Graceful Jewel

Synonyms:

  • scientific: Chlorocypha gracilis; C. grandis (Sjöstedt, 1900)
  • vernacular: Spearhead J.

Type locality: Cameroon, no locality data available.

Diagnosis

No diagnosis of this distinctive species, the only Stenocypha west of the Congo Basin, is presently available.

Habitat description

Streams and headwaters shaded by forest. Often with a gravelly, sandy and/or soft (like muddy) bottom and probably submerged roots, dead trunks or branches, and/or coarse detritus. From 0 to 1300 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo-Brazzaville; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon


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Abdomen (dorsal 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, male; Gabon, NGOUNIE, Mbigou © Mézière, Nicolas


Adult, male; Gabon, NGOUNIE, Parc National des monts Birougou © Mézière, Nicolas

References

  • Karsch, F. (1899). Odonaten von Johann-Alrecht-Höhe (Nord- Kamerun), gesammelt von Herrn Leopold Conradt. Entomologische Nachrichten, 25, 161-176. [PDF file]
  • Sjöstedt, Y. (1900). Odonaten aus Kamerun, West -Afrika.Beltrage Zur Kenntnis der insektenfauna von Kamerun.Binhang Kongliga Svenka VetenskapsAkademiens Handlingar, 25, 1-62.
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1962). Some records of Odonata collected in tropical Africa. Journal Entomological Society Southern Africa, 25, 20-50. [PDF file]
  • Schouteden, H. (1934). Annales Musee Congo belge Zoologie 3 Section 2, 3, 1-84. [PDF file]
  • D' Andrea, M., and Carfi, S. (1997). Nuove raccolte di odonati del Camerun con note su Agriocnemis maclachlani Selys, 1877 edescrizione di Agriocnemis dissimilis sp. nov. e Trithemis osvaldae sp. nov. Atti Societa italiana Scienze naturali, 136, 157-190. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2017-11-20].