Allocnemis flavipennis (Selys, 1863)
Amber Yellowwing

Synonyms:

  • scientific: Chlorocnemis flavipennis
  • vernacular: Dark Y.

Type locality: Sierra Leone, no locality data available.

Diagnosis

No diagnosis of this species is presently available.

Habitat description

Headwater streams shaded by forest. Probably often with coarse detritus and a gravelly and/or sandy bottom. From 0 to 1300 m above sea level, but mostly below 800.

Distribution

confirmed: Côte d'Ivoire; Cameroon; Ghana; Liberia; Nigeria; Republic of Guinea; Sierra Leone; Togo


© KD Dijkstra


Body (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):


Male; Liberia, Nimba County, Mt Beeton © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & M. Darpay


Male; Liberia, Nimba County, Mt Beeton © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & M. Darpay


Female; Liberia, Nimba County, © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & M. Darpay


Male; Liberia, Nimba County, © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & M. Darpay


Male; Liberia, Nimba County, West Nimba Proposed Forest Reserve © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & M. Darpay


Male; Liberia, Nimba County, Mt Tokadeh © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Male; Liberia, Nimba County, Grassfield-Zotarpa Road © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Male; Liberia, Nimba County, Grassfield-Zotarpa Road © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Female; Liberia, Grand Gedeh County, Putu Iron Ore Mining concession © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & A. Dayeker


Male; Liberia, Nimba County, Mt Tokadeh © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Female; Liberia, Nimba County, Mt Tokadeh © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Female; Liberia, Nimba County, eastern flank Mts Gangra and Yuelliton © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

References

  • de Sélys-Longchamps, E. (1863). Synopsis des AGRIONINES. 4me légion: PLATYCNEMIS. Bulletin Academie royale Belgique Serie, 2 16, 147-176.
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1966). Notes on African Odonata, particularly type material. Revue Zoologie Botanique Africaines, 73, 283-308. [PDF file]

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