Allocnemis mitwabae Pinhey, 1961
Katanga Yellowwing

Type locality: Mitwaba, DRC

Diagnosis

Restricted to Katanga, the male is the only Allocnemis species that combines (1) pale yellow labrum; (2) posterior mesepimeron with pale dot below humeral sture; (3) anterior side of tibiae whitish; (3) anal vein terminates well distal to node, about 7-12 cells beyond quadrilateral; (4) dorsum of S9-10 and cerci orange; (5) cerci extend just beyond paraprocts. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Mostly headwater streams, but also larger streams, shaded by gallery (and possbly extensive) forest. Probably often with blackwater and coarse detritus. From 1400 to 1700 m above sea level, but possibly down to 1200.

Distribution

confirmed: Democratic Republic of the Congo


Male © KD Dijkstra


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):


Male; Democratic Republic of Congo, Katanga, Kundelungu National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Female; Democratic Republic of Congo, Katanga, Kundelungu National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Female; Democratic Republic of Congo, Katanga, Kundelungu National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Male; Democratic Republic of Congo, Katanga, Kundelungu National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Female; Democratic Republic of Congo, Katanga, Kundelungu National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Male; Democratic Republic of Congo, Katanga, Kundelungu National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

References

  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1961). Dragonflies collected on an expedition from Rhodesia to Nigeria in 1958. Part 1. Entomologists Monthly Magazine, 96, 256-271. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1961). Dragonflies (Odonata) of Central Africa. Occasional Papers Rhodes-Livingstone Museum, 14, 1-97. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2017-10-17].