Chlorocypha cancellata (Selys, 1879)
Exquisite Jewel

Synonyms:

  • scientific: C. hintzi (Grünberg, 1914)

Type locality: Mongo-Malobata, Cameroon

Diagnosis

Male is similar to C. curta and C. helenae by the blue terminal Abd segments, in sharp contrast with the basal segments. However, differs by (1) antehumeral stripe with straight dorsal border; (2) basal segments (usually S2-6) reddish with thick black apical bars and black dorsal and lateral lines; (3) tibiae all black rather than white anteriorly. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Mostly streams, but also rivers, shaded by forest, but sometimes in open areas in forest. Usually with dead trunks or branches and probably submerged roots and/or coarse detritus. From 0 to 2100 m above sea level, but mostly below 1000, although possibly up to 2600.

Distribution

confirmed: Angola; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo-Brazzaville; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Nigeria; Uganda


Male © Andr?® G??nther

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; Angola, Uige Province, Serra do Pinganu © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, male; Angola, Uige Province, Serra do Pinganu © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


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


Male; Democratic Republic of Congo, Province Orientale, Old Buta Road © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Male; Democratic Republic of Congo, Province Orientale, Ubundu Road © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Male; Democratic Republic of Congo, Province Orientale, Ubundu Road © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

References

  • de Sélys-Longchamps, E. (1879). Quatriemes Additions au Synopsis des Calopterygines, . Bulletin Academie royale Belgique Serie, 47, 349-409.
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1967). African Chlorocyphidae (Odonata). Journal Entomological Society Southern Africa, 29, 161-197. [PDF file]
  • 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. (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]
  • 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/ [2017-11-20].