Africallagma cuneistigma (Pinhey, 1969)
Chimanimani Bluet

Type locality: Bundi River, Chimanimani Mts, Zimbabwe

Diagnosis

Differs from all other Africallagma species by (1) found only in Chimanimani Mts, Zimbabwe; (2) Fw Pt almost triangular, rather than diamond-shaped, anterior and distal borders 1.5x longer than posterior and proximal borders respectively, white with black wedge-shaped centre; (3) base of paraprocts scarcely swollen. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Streams in open landscapes. Especially calmer sections (like pools), usually with emergent and often aquatic vegetation. From 1100 to 1600 m above sea level, but possibly up to 2100.

Distribution

confirmed: Zimbabwe


Male © Ulf Bjelke


Appendages (lateral view)

Penis (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; Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Chimanimani National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, female; Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Chimanimani National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, male; Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Chimanimani National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, male; Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Chimanimani National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, female; Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Chimanimani National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, male; Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Chimanimani National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, male; Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Chimanimani National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, female; Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Chimanimani National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, male; Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Chimanimani National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, male; Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Chimanimani National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, male; Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Chimanimani National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

Reference

  • Pinhey, E. C. G. (1969). Two new species of Zygoptera (Odonata). Novos Taxa Entomologicos, 66, 1-7. [PDF file]

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