Elattoneura josemorai Compte Sart, 1964
Gabon Threadtail

Type locality: Rio Muni, Kama (Kogo), Equatorial Guinea


No diagnosis of this species close to (and possibly synonymous with) E. pruinosa is presently available. Please refer the references provided.

Habitat description

Streams shaded by forest. Usually with rocks and often a gravelly and/or probably sandy bottom. From 0 to 800 m above sea level.


confirmed: Cameroon; Congo-Brazzaville; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon

© Jens Kipping

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, NGOUNIE, route Mouila-Mimongo © Mézière, Nicolas

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

Male; Gabon, Ogoué-Lolo, route Koulamoutou-Pana © Mézière, Nicolas


  • Compte Sart, A. (1964). Boletin Real Sociedad Espanol Historia Natural (B), 62, 13-24. [PDF file]
  • Legrand , J. (1985). Elattoneura afrotropicaux nouveaux ou peu connus (Odonata: Protoneuridae). Nouvelle Revue d’Entomologie, 2, 159-68. [PDF file]

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