Lestinogomphus congoensis Cammaerts, 1969
Congo Fairytail

Type locality: Bambesa, DRC

Diagnosis

Male recalls other Lestinogomphus species with a pair of small teeth close to the tip of the epiproct dorsum but (1) ranges from DRC to Gabon; and (2) has epiproct raised rather than flat at base (lateral view). [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014 and Dijkstra, Kipping & Mézière 2015]

Habitat description

Streams in open areas in forest. Mostly with a soft (like muddy) but often also sandy bottom, probably especially calmer sections (like pools) with emergent vegetation and coarse detritus. From 300 to 800 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Democratic Republic of the Congo; Gabon


Male © Nicolas Meziere


Appendages (dorsal 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, Haut-Ogoué, Plateau Batéké - vallée de la Léconi © Mézière, Nicolas, JENS KIPPING, HANNES KRAHNSTOEVER


Adult, female; Gabon, Haut-Ogoué, Plateau Batéké - vallée de la Léconi © Mézière, Nicolas, JENS KIPPING, HANNES KRAHNSTOEVER


Adult, male; Gabon, Haut-Ogoué, ruisseau Andjabah, route Bongoville-Leconi, 2km après Bongoville © Mézière, Nicolas ; Julien, Renoult ; Joelle, Lekogo


Adult, male; Gabon, Haut-Ogoué, ruisseau Andjabah, route Bongoville-Leconi, 2km après Bongoville © Mézière, Nicolas ; Julien, Renoult ; Joelle, Lekogo


Male; Democratic Republic of Congo, Province Orientale, Old Buta Road © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Male; Democratic Republic of Congo, Province Orientale, Old Buta Road

Reference

  • Cammaerts, R. (1969). Description d'un nouveau Lestinogomphus Martin, 1911 (Odonata Gomphidae)Revue Zoologie Botanique Africaines, 79, 403-408. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2018-10-17].