Pseudagrion (B) camerunense (Karsch, 1899)
Yellow-fronted Sprite

Synonyms:

  • scientific: P. angelicum Fraser, 1947
  • vernacular: Orange-faced S.

Type locality: Cameroon, no locality data available.

Diagnosis

No full diagnosis of this species is presently available, although the male is easily identified by the bright yellow coloration and distinctive cerci. Please refer the references provided.

Habitat description

Mostly standing waters, but also rivers, in open areas in forest, but sometimes in open landscapes. Often with coarse detritus, a sandy and/or soft (like muddy) bottom and probably blackwater. From 0 to 600 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Côte d'Ivoire; Cameroon; Congo-Brazzaville; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; NOT confirmed: Benin; Guinee-Bissau; Togo


© KD Dijkstra


Male&female © KD Dijkstra


Appendages (dorsal view)

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):


Male; Liberia, Grand Gedeh County, Putu Iron Ore Mining concession © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & A. Dayeker


Male; Liberia, Grand Bassa County, Buchanan © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Female; Liberia, Grand Bassa County, Buchanan © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

References

  • Karsch, F. (1899). Odonaten von Johann-Alrecht-Höhe (Nord- Kamerun), gesammelt von Herrn Leopold Conradt. Entomologische Nachrichten, 25, 161-176. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1971). Odonata of Fernando Po Island and of neighbouring Cameroons Territory. Journal Entomological Society Southern Africa, 34, 215-229. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1961). Dragonflies (Odonata) of Central Africa. Occasional Papers Rhodes-Livingstone Museum, 14, 1-97. [PDF file]
  • D' Andrea, M., and Carfi, S. (1997). Nuove raccolte di odonati del Camerun con note su Agriocnemis maclachlani Selys, 1877 edescrizione di Agriocnemis dissimilis sp. nov. e Trithemis osvaldae sp. nov. Atti Societa italiana Scienze naturali, 136, 157-190. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2018-10-19].