Neophya rutherfordi Selys, 1881
Feeblewing

Type locality: Old Calabar, Nigeria

Diagnosis

The only species currently recognised in this genus. Please refer to the genus diagnosis and introduction for more information.

Habitat description

Mostly streams, but also rivers and possibly headwaters, seeps and springs, shaded by forest. Often with coarse detritus and a sandy, probably gravelly and/or soft (like muddy) bottom, and probably blackwater, overhanging branches and/or submerged roots. From 0 to 800 m above sea level.

Distribution

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


Male © 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):


Female; Gabon, Haut-Ogooué, "Africa No1" (= Station de radiodiffusion de Moyabi) © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & Cédric Vanappelghem


Female; Gabon, Haut-Ogooué, "Africa No1" (= Station de radiodiffusion de Moyabi) © Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Nicolas Mézière & Cédric Vanappelghem


Female; Democratic Republic of Congo, Province Orientale,


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


Male; Liberia, Grand Gedeh County, Putu Iron Ore Mining concession © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & A. Dayeker

References

  • e Sélys-Longchamps, E. (1881). Neophya Selys Nouveau genre de Cordulines, . Comptes-rendus Societe Entomologique Belgique,1-4.
  • 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]
  • Aguesse, P. (1966). Contribution à la faune de Congo (Brazzaville) Mission A. Villiers et A. Descarpentries XXI. Odonates. Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique, 28, 783-797. [PDF file]

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