Elattoneura lindleyi Legrand, 1980
Dusky Threadtail


  • scientific: E. acuta Kimmins, 1938 ssp. lindleyi

Type locality: Bouar, Central African Republic


The status of this taxon described as a wholly black subspecies of E. acuta is presently unclear. Please refer the references provided.

Habitat description

Streams and possibly rivers shaded by gallery forest. Probably often with a sandy and/or soft (like muddy) bottom. Recorded at around 1300 m above sea level, but possibly down to 800.


confirmed: Cameroon; Central African Republic

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.


  • Legrand, J. (1980). Revue francaise Entomologie Nouvelle Serie, 2, 153-161. [PDF file]

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