Chlorocypha glauca (Selys, 1879)
Eastern Red-tipped Jewel

Type locality: Mt Cameroon, Cameroon

Diagnosis

Male is similar to C. seydeli by basal Abd segments blue or white, while terminal segments (usually S6-10) are red. However, differs by (1) more widespread and distributed through N and C DRC to Cameroon; (2) branches of antehumeral stripe broadly separated rather than joined; (3) tibiae all black, rather than white anteriorly; (4) S2 extensively black at base and apex rather than largely pale. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Streams shaded by forest, but sometimes in clearings. Often with dead trunks or branches and a sandy and/or soft (like muddy) bottom, and probably submerged roots, coarse detritus and/or a gravelly bottom. From 0 to 800 m above sea level, but possibly up to 2600.

Distribution

confirmed: Cameroon; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Gabon


Male © Nicolas Meziere


Abdomen (dorsal 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; Gabon, Haut-Ogooué, Franceville-Kessala Road © Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Nicolas Mézière & Cédric Vanappelghem


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


Male; Democratic Republic of Congo, Province Orientale, Old Buta Road © 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.
  • Longfield, C. (1959). The Odonata of N. Angola. Part II. Publicacoes culturais Companhia Diamantes Angola, 45, 13-42. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1967). African Chlorocyphidae (Odonata). Journal Entomological Society Southern Africa, 29, 161-197. [PDF file]
  • Longfield, C. (1959). The Odonata of N. Angola. Part II. Publicacoes culturais Companhia Diamantes Angola, 45, 13-42. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2017-08-22].