Umma mesostigma (Selys, 1879)
Hairy-bellied Sparklewing

Synonyms:

  • scientific: ? Umma saphirina Förster, 1916

Type locality: Nyong, Cameroon

Diagnosis

No diagnosis of this species is presently available, but as U. saphirina is probably a synonym, please refer to that species.

Habitat description

Mostly headwaters, but also larger streams, shaded by forest. Mostly with a gravelly bottom, but often also a sandy and/or soft (like muddy) bottom, and probably submerged roots and/or coarse detritus. From 0 to 1300 m above sea level, but mostly below 1200, although possibly even higher up.

Distribution

confirmed: Angola; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo-Brazzaville; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Nigeria


© Nicolas Meziere

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; Gabon, Ogoué-Lolo, route Koulamoutou-Pana © Mézière, Nicolas


Adult, male; Angola, Uige Province, new campus site and environs © Clausnitzer, V. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, male; Angola, Uige Province, new campus site and environs © Clausnitzer, V. & Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, male; Gabon, NGOUNIE, Parc National des monts Birougou © Mézière, Nicolas


Adult, female; Angola, Uige Province, new campus site and environs © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

References

  • de Sélys-Longchamps, E. (1879). Quatriemes Additions au Synopsis des Calopterygines, . Bulletin Academie royale Belgique Serie, 2 47, s1-s63.
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1971). Odonata of Fernando Po Island and of neighbouring Cameroons Territory. Journal Entomological Society Southern Africa, 34, 215-229. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1961). Dragonflies (Odonata) of Central Africa. Occasional Papers Rhodes-Livingstone Museum, 14, 1-97. [PDF file]
  • Karsch, F. (1899). Odonaten von Johann-Alrecht-Höhe (Nord- Kamerun), gesammelt von Herrn Leopold Conradt. Entomologische Nachrichten, 25, 161-176. [PDF file]
  • Schouteden, H. (1934). Annales Musee Congo belge Zoologie 3 Section 2, 3, 1-84. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1971). Odonata collected in Republique Centre-Africaine by R. Pujol. Arnoldia, 5, 1-16. [PDF file]
  • D' Andrea, M., and Carfi, S. (1997). Nuove raccolte di odonati del Camerun con note su Agriocnemis maclachlani Selys, 1877 edescrizione di Agriocnemis dissimilis sp. nov. e Trithemis osvaldae sp. nov. Atti Societa italiana Scienze naturali, 136, 157-190. [PDF file]

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