Stenocnemis pachystigma (Selys, 1886)
Tricklejack, Falljack, Sprayjack

Type locality: Old Calabar, Nigeria

Diagnosis

No diagnosis of this very distinctive species is presently available.

Habitat description

Streams, seeps, springs and spray zones of waterfalls, but possibly also headwaters, shaded by forest. Usually with rocks and often emergent vegetation like ferns and/or submerged roots. From 0 to 1000 m above sea level, but mostly below 1000, although possibly up to 1600.

Distribution

confirmed: Cameroon; Congo-Brazzaville; Gabon; Nigeria


© Nicolas Meziere


Appendages (dorsal view)

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; Gabon, Ogoué-Lolo, route Koulamoutou-Pana © Mézière, Nicolas


Male; Gabon, Ogoué-Lolo, route Koulamoutou-Pana © Mézière, Nicolas


Male; Gabon, NGOUNIE, route d'Etéké © Mézière, Nicolas


Male; Gabon, NGOUNIE, route d'Etéké © Mézière, Nicolas


Male; Gabon, NGOUNIE, route d'Etéké © Mézière, Nicolas


Male; Gabon, NGOUNIE, route d'Etéké © Mézière, Nicolas


Adult, male; Gabon, NGOUNIE, route de carrefour Moukabou-Mbigou (16km après le carrefour) © Mézière, Nicolas, ANDRE GUENTHER,JENS KIPPING, HANNES KRAHNSTOEVER

References

  • de Sélys-Longchamps, E. (1886). Révision du Synopsis des Agrionines. 1e partie (Légions Pseudostigma, Podagrion, Platycnemis et Protoneura). Memoires couronnes Academie royale Belgique, 38, 1-233.
  • Karsch, F. (1899). Odonaten von Johann-Alrecht-Höhe (Nord- Kamerun), gesammelt von Herrn Leopold Conradt. Entomologische Nachrichten, 25, 161-176. [PDF file]
  • D' Andrea, M., and Carfi, S. (1997). Nuove raccolte di odonati del Camerun con note su Agriocnemis maclachlani Selys, 1877 edescrizione di Agriocnemis dissimilis sp. nov. e Trithemis osvaldae sp. nov. Atti Societa italiana Scienze naturali, 136, 157-190. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2017-08-19].