Paragomphus machadoi Pinhey, 1961
Forest Hooktail

Synonyms:

  • scientific: P. interruptus Cammaerts, 1968

Type locality: Dundo, Angola

Diagnosis

Male is similar to P. cognatus and P. serrulatus by (a) pale thoracic markings uniformly yellow to greenish; (b) postdorsal stripes well-separated from collar; (c) costa at least black anterior to Pt; (d) cerci slender, at least 1.5x as long as S10; apices of cerci diverge, are thick, truncate, often coarsely toothed; (e) epiproct longer, almost as long as S10 or longer, not so strongly curved upwards; epiproct does not reach midpoint of cerci, with distinct median knobs. However, differs by (1) ranging from DRC to C Africa; (2) outer border of anal triangle sharply, almost rectangularly, kinked at its most distal cell; (3) S5-6 largely black; (4) cerci narrowed at apex, often with prominent distal spine. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014; this diagnosis not yet verified by author]

Habitat description

Streams shaded by forest, but possibly also by gallery forest. Often with a sandy bottom and probably blackwater. Recorded at around 400 m above sea level, but possibly up to 1000.

Distribution

confirmed: Angola; Democratic Republic of the Congo

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):


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


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


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


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


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


Male; Gabon, Haut-Ogoué, Plateau Batéké - vallée de la Léconi © Mézière, Nicolas, ANDRE GUENTHER,JENS KIPPING, RAIK MORITZ, HANNES KRAHNSTOEVER


Adult, male; Gabon, Haut-Ogoué, Plateau Batéké - vallée de la Léconi © Mézière, Nicolas, JENS KIPPING, HANNES KRAHNSTOEVER

Reference

  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1961). A collection of Odonata from Dundo, Angola; with the description of two new species of Gomphids. Publicacoes culturais Companhia Diamantes Angola, 56, 71-78. [PDF file]

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