Orthetrum sagitta Ris, 1915
Salone Skimmer

Type locality: Port Lokko, Sierra Leone

Diagnosis

No diagnosis of this species close to O. africanum is presently available. Please refer to that species and the references provided.

Habitat description

Rivers and streams in open areas in forest, but sometimes shaded by gallery forest. Often with emergent vegetation and a soft (like muddy) bottom. From 0 to 400 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Liberia; Sierra Leone


© KD Dijkstra


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):


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


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


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

; Sierra Leone, , SEE PROTOLIMS


Female; Liberia, Grand Bassa County, Buchanan © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

References

  • Ris, F. (1915). New dragonflies (Odonata) of the subfamily Libellulinae from Sierra Leone. Annals Magazine Natural History,15, 213-223. [PDF file]
  • Longfield, C. (1936). Studies on African Odonata, with synonymy and descriptions of new species and subspecies. Transactions Royal Entomological Society London, 85, 467-498. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1964). Some new Odonata from West Africa. Bulletin Institut francais Afrique, 1144-1153. [PDF file]
  • Schouteden, H. (1934). Annales Musee Congo belge Zoologie 3 Section 2, 3, 1-84. [PDF file]
  • Longfield, C. (1955). The Odonata of N. Angola. Part I. Publicacoes culturais Companhia Diamantes Angola, 27, 11-63. [PDF file]

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