Microgomphus nyassicus (Grünberg, 1902)
- scientific: M. mozambicensis Pinhey, 1959
Type locality: Mozambique-Zimbabwe border, Zimbabwe
Separation from the possibly synonymous Microgomphus schoutedeni is tentative: may range from southern Kenya to Katanga and north-eastern South Africa, having the inner branch about as thick and long as the outer branch, with a wider cleft of the epiproct. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]
Streams shaded by forest, but possibly also in open areas. Probably often with coarse detritus. Inferred to occur from 100 to 1800 m above sea level.
Appendages (dorsal view)
Appendages (lateral view)
Appendages (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.
- Grünberg, K. (1902). Sitzungsberichte Gesellschaft naturforschender Freunde Berli, 9, 230-237.
- Pinhey, E.C.G. (1961). Dragonflies (Odonata) of Central Africa. Occasional Papers Rhodes-Livingstone Museum, 14, 1-97. [PDF file]
- Pinhey, E.C.G. (1966). Check-list of dragonflies (Odonata) from Malawi, with description of a new Teinobasis Kirby. Arnoldia, 2, 1-24. [PDF file]
Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2020-01-27].