Proischnura subfurcata (Selys, 1876)
Fork-tailed Bluet

Synonyms:

  • scientific: P. subfurcatum

Type locality: Ethiopia, no locality data available.

Diagnosis

No diagnosis of this species is presently available, although it is the only species to occur outside South Africa (where not found itself).

Habitat description

Standing and often temporary waters in open landscapes, open areas in forest or shaded by gallery forest. Usually with emergent and often aquatic vegetation. From 900 to 2800 m above sea level, but mostly between 1100 and 2100.

Distribution

confirmed: Cameroon; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Nigeria; Rwanda; Somalia; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe


Male © Hans-Joachim Clausnitzer


Appendages (lateral view)

Penis (lateral view)

Penis (ventral 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; Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Chimanimani National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, male; Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Nyanga National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & U. Bjelke


Adult, male; Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Vumba Mts © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, male; Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Vumba Mts © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, female; Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Vumba Mts © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, female; Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Nyanga National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Adult, female; Zimbabwe, Manicaland, Nyanga National Park © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

References

  • Ris, F. (1921). The Odonata or Dragonflies of South Africa. Annals South African Museum, XVIII, 245-452. [PDF file]
  • Longfield, C. (1931). A list of the Odonata of British Somaliland and a description of a new species of the genus Enallagma. Entomologist, 64, 274-278. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1961). Dragonflies (Odonata) of Central Africa. Occasional Papers Rhodes-Livingstone Museum, 1-97. [PDF file]
  • Sjöstedt, Y. (1909). Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der schwedischen zoologischen Expedition nach dem Kilimandjaro, dem Meru und den umgebenden Massaisteppen Deutsch-Ostafrikas 1905-1906 unter Leitung von Prof. Dr. Yngve Sjöstedt. 14. Pseudoneuroptera. Odonata, 14, 1-52.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2019-08-17].