Paragomphus alluaudi (Martin, 1915)
Highland Hooktail

Type locality: Nairobi, Kenya

Diagnosis

Male is similar to P. viridor by (a) occiput usually green; (b) thorax largely greenish or yellowish with some dark bands - collar, postdorsal stripe and dorsal spot of fragmented antehumeral stripe (almost) fused to form Z; (c) anterior hamule hook-shaped; (d) apices of cerci broad and square-cut, with several coarse teeth; (e) epiproct does not reach midpoint of cerci, with distinct median knobs. However, differs by (1) ranging from Ethiopia to N Tanzania and Katanga; (2) thorax and often face with conrasting black markings, at least with complete broad humeral and metapleural stripes; (3) Pt dark brown to black, rather than pale to dark brown. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014; this diagnosis not yet verified by author]

Habitat description

Streams shaded by gallery forest. Often with a sandy bottom. From 700 to 1700 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Democratic Republic of the Congo; Ethiopia; Kenya; Tanzania


© Dave Smallshire


Appendages (dorsal view)

Appendages (lateral view)

Abdominal segment 2 (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, Upemba National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Female; 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.

Reference

  • Martin, R. (1915). Insectes Pseudoneuroptères. II. Odonata. In: Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique orientale (1911-1912). Résultats scientifiques. Insectes. Paris, 19-50. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2017-09-23].