Elattoneura incerta (Pinhey, 1962)
Swamp Threadtail


  • scientific: Prodasineura incerta

Type locality: Etoumbi Forest, Makoua, Congo


No diagnosis of this species is presently available. Please refer to the references provided.

Habitat description

Mostly seeps and springs, but also (headwater) streams and possibly standing waters, in open areas in forest. Usually with coarse detritus and a sandy bottom, probably especially calmer sections (like pools) with blackwater. From 200 to 600 m above sea level.


confirmed: Congo-Brazzaville; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Gabon

© Nicolas Meziere

Male & female © Nicolas Meziere

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.


  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1962). Some records of Odonata collected in tropical Africa. Journal Entomological Society Southern Africa, 25, 20-50. [PDF file]
  • Aguesse, P. (1966). Contribution à la faune de Congo (Brazzaville) Mission A. Villiers et A. Descarpentries XXI. Odonates. Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique, 28, 783-797. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2024-07-25].