Phyllomacromia amicorum (Gambles, 1979)
Little Cruiser

Type locality: Bandama River, Korhogo, Cote d'Ivoire

Diagnosis

Male is similar to P. flavimitella by (a) smaller size, Hw 29-34 mm; (b) thorax with 3 pale stripes on each side; (c) border of hamule smoothly curved, concave at base of hook; (d) genital lobe long and pale, reaches well beyond hook of hamule; (e) dorsum of S10 with peak bearing a single cone; (f) cerci yellow, may be darker at base, usually paler than epiproct; (g) tips of cerci rounded. However, differs by (1) hamule with smooth concavity at base of hook; (2) genital lobes flat, lying in longitudinal plane. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Not known well, but probably rivers in open landscapes. From 100 to 900 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Côte d'Ivoire; Liberia; Nigeria

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

Reference

  • Gambles, R.M. (1979). West African species of Macromia (Odonata: Corduliidae) belonging to picta and sophia groups. Systematic Entomology, 4, 389-407. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2018-09-18].