Nubiolestes diotima (Schmidt, 1943)
Rainforest Malachite

Type locality: Esosung, Cameroon


The only species currently recognised in this genus. Please refer to the genus introduction for more information.

Habitat description

Headwater streams shaded by forest. Often with a gravelly and/or sandy bottom, and probably overhanging branches, submerged roots and/or coarse detritus. From 200 to 1800 m above sea level, but mostly between 400 and 1400.


confirmed: Cameroon; Gabon; Nigeria

Male © Nicolas Meziere

Appendages (dorsal view)

Appendages (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):

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

Female; Gabon, NGOUNIE, route Mouila-Mimongo © Mézière, Nicolas


  • Bemerkungen uber Lestiden II (Ordnung Odonata). Eine Neue Gattung und Art aus Kamerun (Eolestes diotima. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-07-25].