Gomphidia quarrei (Schouteden, 1934)
Southern Fingertail

Synonyms:

  • scientific: G. balii Fraser, 1949; G. sjoestedti (Schouteden, 1934); G. q. confinii Pinhey, 1974
  • vernacular: Quarre's F.; Stream F.; Quarre's Tiger

Type locality: Lomami, Kambaye, DRC

Diagnosis

Male differs from other Gomphidia species by (1) ranging from Gabon and Kenya to Namibia and South Africa, often in open habitats; (2) cerci rather straight like fingers (dorsal view) and only weakly curved up (lateral view); (3) epiproct only about 1/8 as long as cerci, its branches short and rounded, without teeth, cleft wide. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Rivers and streams in open landscapes or open areas in forest. Often with rocks and a sandy and/or probably gravelly bottom, and probably coarse detritus. From 0 to 1500 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Angola; Botswana; Congo-Brazzaville; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Gabon; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Republic of South Africa; Tanzania; Zambia; Zimbabwe


Male © KD Dijkstra


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):


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


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


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


Male; Democratic Republic of Congo, Province Orientale,


Male; Democratic Republic of Congo, Province Orientale, Lower Aruwimi © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Male; Democratic Republic of Congo, Province Orientale, © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

References

  • Schouteden, H. (1934). Annales Musee Congo belge Zoologie 3 Section 2, 3, 1-84. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1961). Dragonflies (Odonata) of Central Africa. Occasional Papers Rhodes-Livingstone Museum, 14, 1-97. [PDF file]
  • Fraser, F.C. (1955). New species and new additions to the Odonata of the Belgian Congo. Revue Zoologie Botanique Africaines, 51, 33-43. [PDF file]
  • Fraser, F.C. (1949). Gomphidae from the Belgian Congo (order Odonata). Revue Zoologie Botanique Africaines, 42, 101-138. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1962). Some records of Odonata collected in tropical Africa. Journal Entomological Society Southern Africa, 25, 20-50. [PDF file]
  • Lieftinck, M.A. (1969). Odonates Anisoptères - Odonata Anisoptera. Explor. hydrob. Lac Bangweolo and Luapula, 14, 1-64. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2019-12-12].