Azuragrion granti (McLachlan, 1903)
Socotra Bluet

Type locality: Socotra, Yemen


Male is similar to other Azuragrion species by (1) Hw 11-15 mm; (2) mesostigmal plates without dorsally raised flap- or knob-like ridges; (3) base of paraproct scarcely swollen. However, species set apart from the rest by (1) restricted to Socotra Island; (2) relatively larger size, Hw 20-22 mm; (3) metapleural and interpleural sutures with black stripes along much of their length; (4) antehumeral stripe connected posteriorly to blue on mesepimeron; (5) only S9 largely blue, rather than both S8 and 9. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014; this diagnosis not yet verified by author]

Habitat description

Streams and possibly standing waters in open landscapes. Especially calmer sections (like pools), often with rocks. Inferred to occur from 0 to 900 m above sea level, but possibly up to 1400.


confirmed: Socotra (Yemen)

Male © Robert Ketelaar

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.


  • McLachlan, R. (1903). The dragon flies of Sokotra. Amphibiotica. in Forbes H.O. [ed] The natural history of Socotra and Abd-el-Kuri. Being the report upon the results of the conjoint expedition to these islands in 1898-9.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2017-10-17].