Phyllomacromia hervei (Legrand, 1980)
River Cruiser

Type locality: Lamto, Cote d'Ivoire

Diagnosis

Male is similar to P. schoutedeni by (a) size, Hw 32-34 mm; (b) border of hamule at most weakly sinuous; (c) hook of hamule large, single-pointed and sharply back-turned, usually well-visible; (d) costa largely black, not contrasting with Pt; (e) S10 without tooth at base of peak; (f) cerci brown to black, often darker than epiproct (but both dark in colour), and without basal spines; (g) cerci short and straight, taper to spine-like tips (dorsal view). However, differs by (1) labium with pale lateral borders; (2) hook of hamule thick rather than fine; (3) cerci without tooth-like ridge; (4) epiproct shorter than cerci, rather square-ended. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014; this diagnosis not yet verified by author]

Habitat description

Mostly rivers, but also streams, in open areas in forest. Often with a gravelly, sandy and/or soft (like muddy) bottom and probably coarse detritus. From 0 to 800 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Angola; Benin; Côte d'Ivoire; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Gabon; Ghana; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone


Female © KD Dijkstra


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


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


Female; Liberia, Grand Gedeh County, © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & A. Dayeker


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


Male; Sierra Leone, Eastern Province, 7 km south of Kenema © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Male; Liberia, Nimba County, Lugbeyee-Bonlah Road © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Male; Liberia, Nimba County, Lugbeyee-Bonlah Road © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Female; Sierra Leone, Eastern Province, Gola Forest © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & A. Dayeker


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


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


Female; Liberia, Nimba County, West Nimba Proposed Forest Reserve © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & M. Darpay


Female; Gabon, Haut-Ogoué, route de Bakoumba © Mézière, Nicolas, ANDRE GUENTHER,JENS KIPPING, RAIK MORITZ, HANNES KRAHNSTOEVER


Adult, female; Gabon, Haut-Ogoué, FRANCEVILLE © Mézière, Nicolas, JENS KIPPING, HANNES KRAHNSTOEVER


Adult, male; Angola, Cuanza Norte Province, Ndalatando © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

Reference

  • Legrand, J. (1980). Macromia hervei n. sp. Precedemment confondue avec M. aequatorialis (Martin, 1906) (Odonata, Libellulidae). Revue francaise Entomologie Nouvelle, 2, 10-14. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2017-05-24].