Africallagma quingentum Dijkstra, 2015
Green-fronted Bluet

Synonyms:

  • scientific: A. quingenti (nomen nudum)

Type locality: Upemba NP, west of Lusinga, DRC

Diagnosis

Male is most similar to A. sinuatum by (a) fairly large size, Hw 18.0-19.0 mm (n = 5); (b) mostly blue postclypeus; and (c) cerci that are only slightly longer than paraprocts, sinuous in dorsal view, with rather short apex that is not very distinct from the quite short and strongly hooked ventral process. However, (1) the face and antehumeral stripes are pale green, not blue, and thus contrast with the blue sides of the thorax; (2) Pt are pale brown rather than blackish with maturity; (3) the dorsum of S2 is blue with a broad black subapical spot, instead of a continuous though sometimes basally and apically reduced black band; (4) the cerci are narrower in lateral view; and (5) the apical teeth of the paraprocts are reduced to form pale blunt corners. [Adapted from Dijkstra, Kipping & Mézière 2015]

Habitat description

Standing and mostly temporary waters in open landscapes. Usually boggy, often with emergent vegetation. From 1700 to 1900 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Democratic Republic of the Congo


Male © KD Dijkstra


Appendages (dorsal view)

Appendages (lateral view)

Appendages (caudal 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; 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.


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.


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

Reference

  • Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Mézière, N., and Kipping, J. (2015). Sixty new dragonfly and damselfly species from Africa (Odonata). Odonatologica, 44, 447-678.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2019-09-22].