Allocnemis leucosticta (Selys, 1863)
Goldtail

Type locality: Natal, 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 headwater streams, but also larger streams, shaded by (gallery) forest. Probably often with coarse detritus. From 0 to 2400 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Republic of South Africa; Swaziland


© Jean-Pierre Boudot

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; South Africa, Western Cape, © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, male; South Africa, Western Cape, © 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.
  • 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/ [2017-11-20].