Allocnemis wittei (Fraser, 1955)
Blue-spotted Yellowwing

Synonyms:

  • scientific: Chlorocnemis wittei

Type locality: PN Upemba, Kamitungulu riv. (affl. Lusinga), DRC

Diagnosis

Male is similar to A. pauli by (a) head and thorax marked blue; (b) labrum black; (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 N Zambia to Katanga; (2) tibiae all black, rather than anterior side of mid and hind pair being blue; (3) dorsum of S3-4 blue at base, rather than entirely black; (4) dorsum of S9 black rather than all orange, at most with small orange spot; (5) cerci black, rather than orange. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Mostly headwater streams, but also seeps and springs, shaded by gallery forest. Usually with coarse detritus and probably blackwater and a sandy bottom. From 1100 to 1900 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Democratic Republic of the Congo; Zambia


Male © Jens Kipping

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, Upemba National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


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


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

References

  • Fraser, F. C. (1955). Odonata. Exploration Parc National Upemba. Mission G F de Witte, 38, 1-34. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1961). Dragonflies (Odonata) of Central Africa. Occasional Papers Rhodes-Livingstone Museum, 14, 1-97. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1967). Odonata Zygoptera. Exploration Hydrobiologique Bassin Lac Bangweolo Luapula, 14, 1-43. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2017-12-11].