Paragomphus abnormis (Karsch, 1890)

Type locality: Cameroon, no locality data available.

Diagnosis

No diagnosis of this species close to P. alluaudi is presently available. Please refer to the references provided.

Habitat description

Streams, but possibly also rivers and large lakes in open areas in forest. Often with coarse detritus and a gravelly and/or sandy bottom. From 0 to 1300 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Angola; Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon


© 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):


Adult, male; Angola, Uige Province, new campus site and environs © Clausnitzer, V. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, male; Angola, Uige Province, new campus site and environs © Clausnitzer, V. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

References

  • Karsch, F. (1890). Über Gomphiden. Entomologische Nachrichten, 16, 70-382.
  • 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]
  • Cammaerts, R. (1969). Paragomphus abnormis (Karsch, 1890) et deux especes precedemment confondues avec ce taxon (Odonata gomphidae). Bulletin Annales Societe royale Entomologie Belgique, 105, 234-248.
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1966). Notes on African Odonata, particularly type material. Revue Zoologie Botanique Africaines, 73, 283-308. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2018-08-19].