Allocnemis pauli (Longfield, 1936)
Orange-tipped Yellowwing

Synonyms:

  • scientific: Chlorocnemis pauli

Type locality: Kibale Forest, Toro District, Uganda

Diagnosis

Male is similar to A. wittei by (a) head and thorax marked blue; (b) labrum black, but sometimes blue in centre; (c) S9-10 marked with orange; (d) cerci shorter than paraprocts; (e) paraprocts black, although possibly pale when teneral. However, differs by (1) ranging from W Kenya to Gabon; (2) anterior side of mid and hind tibiae blue, rather than being all black; (3) dorsum of S3-4 entirely black, rather than blue at base; (4) dorsum of S9 and cerci all orange, rather than black. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Headwater streams, seeps and springs shaded by forest. Usually with coarse detritus and often a gravelly, sandy and/or soft (like muddy) bottom. From 400 to 1700 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Angola; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Gabon; Kenya; Rwanda; Uganda


Male and female © Nicolas Meziere


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):


Adult, male; Angola, Uige Province, new campus site and environs © Clausnitzer, V. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Male; Gabon, Haut-Ogoué, route forestière à droite à la sortie de Moanda © Mézière, Nicolas, ANDRE GUENTHER,JENS KIPPING, RAIK MORITZ, HANNES KRAHNSTOEVER


Male; Gabon, Haut-Ogoué, route forestière à droite à la sortie de Moanda © Mézière, Nicolas, ANDRE GUENTHER,JENS KIPPING, RAIK MORITZ, HANNES KRAHNSTOEVER


Male; Gabon, Haut-Ogoué, route Moanda-Bakoumka (psite en forêt à droite à 25 km de Moanda) © Mézière, Nicolas


Male; Gabon, Haut-Ogoué, route Moanda-Bakoumka (psite en forêt à droite à 25 km de Moanda) © Mézière, Nicolas

References

  • Longfield, C. (1936). Studies on African Odonata, with synonymy and descriptions of new species and subspecies. Transactions Royal Entomological Society London, 85, 467-498. [PDF file]
  • Schmidt, E. (1951). Über neue und weniger bekannte afrikanische Platycnemididen (Odonata). Mitteilungen Muenchner Entomologischen Gesellschaft, 41, 217-240. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2018-08-19].