Lestes pinheyi Fraser, 1955
Pinhey's Spreadwing

Type locality: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Diagnosis

Like L. plagiatus, the tips of the cerci are bent distinctly downwards, rather than towards each other, and the paraprocts are rounded without slender apical process. However, is smaller (Hw 19-23 mm) with shorter Pt short (1.2-1.5 mm) and tapered and pointed tips of cerci.

Habitat description

Mostly standing and often temporary waters, but also flowing channels in marshes, in open landscapes, but sometimes shaded by gallery forest. Usually with emergent and often aquatic vegetation. From 100 to 1900 m above sea level, but mostly below 1500.

Distribution

confirmed: Angola; Botswana; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Gabon; Ghana; Malawi; Namibia; Nigeria; Tanzania; Zambia; Zimbabwe; NOT confirmed: Uganda


Male (dark) © Jens Kipping


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):


Adult, male; Gabon, Haut-Ogoué, Plateau Batéké - vallée de la Léconi © Mézière, Nicolas, JENS KIPPING, HANNES KRAHNSTOEVER


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.


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

References

  • Fraser, F.C. (1955). Odonata. Exploration Parc National Upemba. Mission G F de Witte 38, 1-34.
  • Fraser, F.C. (1959). A note on the differentiation of Lestes uncifer Karsch and L. pinheyi Fraser (Odon., Lestidae). Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 95, 88-89. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1961). Dragonflies (Odonata) of Central Africa. Occasional Papers Rhodes-Livingstone Museum, 14, 1-97. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1967). Odonata Zygoptera. Exploration Hydrobiologique Bassin Lac Bangweolo Luapula, 14, 1-43. [PDF file]

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