Umma cincta (Hagen in Selys, 1853)
Broad-winged Sparklewing

Type locality: Vane, Ghana

Diagnosis

The only Umma species west of Nigeria but in central Africa overlaps with several species that are similar by (a) head, entire thorax and Abd green to blue metallic; (b) anterior face of basal segment of antenna at least partly dark; (c) Pt present and brown to black and at most slightly metallic; (d) legs and poststernum glossy dark brown to black. However, differs by (1) venation very dense, e.g. Fw quadrilateral with 9-12 cross-veins; (2) Pt poorly developed or tiny, 1 mm, rather rectangular due to straight proximal border; (3) cells between Pt and R2 distinctly deeper than long, sometimes split in two. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Streams shaded by forest, but sometimes in clearings. Mostly with a sandy and/or often gravelly bottom and probably submerged roots and/or coarse detritus. From 0 to 900 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Côte d'Ivoire; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Gabon; Ghana; Liberia; Mali; Nigeria; Republic of Guinea; Sierra Leone; Togo


© KD Dijkstra

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; Democratic Republic of Congo, Orientale, Territoire de Basoko, © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Male; Democratic Republic of Congo, Province Orientale,


Male; Liberia, Nimba County, Mt Tokadeh © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Male; Liberia, Nimba County, Mt Tokadeh © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


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


Adult, male; Gabon, Haut-Ogoué, route Bongoville-Leconi / rivière Boubou © Mézière, Nicolas ; Julien, Renoult ; Joelle, Lekogo

References

  • de Sélys-Longchamps, E. (1853). Synopsis des Caloptérygines. Bruxelles. Bulletins de l'Academie Royale des Sciences Belgique, 20, 1-73.
  • Sjöstedt, Y. (1917). Odonaten aus Abessinien, Ost- und Westafrika. Arkiv Zoologi, 11, 1-27.
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1962). Some records of Odonata collected in tropical Africa. Journal Entomological Society Southern Africa, 25, 20-50. [PDF file]
  • Schouteden, H. (1934). Annales Musee Congo belge Zoologie 3 Section 2, 3, 1-84. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2017-12-11].