Chlorocypha radix Longfield, 1959
Western Red-tipped Jewel

Synonyms:

  • scientific: C. glauca (Selys, 1879) ssp. radix

Type locality: Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

Diagnosis

No diagnosis of this species that replaces C. glauca in western Africa is presently available. Please refer to the references provided.

Habitat description

Streams shaded by forest, but sometimes in clearings. Often with dead trunks or branches and probably submerged roots, coarse detritus and/or a sandy bottom. From 0 to 600 m above sea level, but mostly between 100 and 600.

Distribution

confirmed: Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Liberia; Nigeria; Republic of Guinea; Sierra Leone; Togo; NOT confirmed: Benin


© KD Dijkstra


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; Liberia, Nimba County, Yekepa-Gbeleyee Road © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Male; Liberia, Nimba County, Grassfield-Zotarpa Road © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Male; Liberia, Nimba County, Grassfield-Zotarpa Road © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

Reference

  • 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/ [2017-11-20].