Spesbona angusta (Selys, 1863)
Ceres Streamjack

Synonyms:

  • scientific: Metacnemis angusta

Type locality: Cape Province, 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

Standing waters in open landscapes. Especially pools in streams that stop flowing in summer, mostly with a soft (like muddy) and often also sandy bottom, emergent and aquatic vegetation, submerged roots, dead trunks or branches and/or coarse detritus. Inferred to occur from 300 to 800 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Republic of South Africa


Male © Jens Kipping


Male&female © 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):


Adult, female; South Africa, Western Cape, Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, female; South Africa, Western Cape, Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, male; South Africa, Western Cape, Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, female; South Africa, Western Cape, Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, male; South Africa, Western Cape, Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, male; South Africa, Western Cape, Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, male; South Africa, Western Cape, Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

Reference

  • de Sélys-Longchamps, E. (1863). Synopsis des AGRIONINES. 4me légion: PLATYCNEMIS. Bulletin Academie royale Belgique Serie, 2 16, 147-176.

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