Microgomphus camerunensis Longfield, 1951
Forest Scissortail

Synonyms:

  • scientific: ? M. zebra

Type locality: Kumba, Cameroon

Diagnosis

No diagnosis of this species is presently available. Please refer the references provided.

Habitat description

Streams, but possibly also rivers, shaded by forest. Probably often with coarse detritus. From 0 to 600 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Ghana; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; NOT confirmed: Togo

Appendages (dorsal view)

Appendages (lateral view)

Appendages (ventral 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; Liberia, Nimba County, West Nimba Proposed Forest Reserve © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & M. Darpay


Male; Liberia, Nimba County, West Nimba Proposed Forest Reserve © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & M. Darpay


Female; Liberia, Nimba County, West Nimba Proposed Forest Reserve © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & M. Darpay


Male; Liberia, Nimba County, Makento-Vanyapa Road © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

References

  • Longfield, C. (1951). A new African Microgomphus, and notes on some Asiatic types (Odonata). Entomological News, 62, 97-102. [PDF file]
  • Gambles, R.M. (1968). A new species of Lestinogomphus Martin 1912 (Odonata), and the hitherto undescribed male of Microgomphus camerunensis Longfield 1951. Entomologist, 1968, 281-288. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2018-09-18].