Neurogomphus featheri Pinhey, 1967
Striped Siphontail


  • scientific: ? N. carlcooki Cammaerts, 2004

Type locality: M'Gori river, Suna, South Kavirondo, Kenya


Male is similar to N. pallidus by (a) labrum pale, usually with darker centre; (b) occiput not notched in middle (although often deticulate), all pale, and often with denticulate border; (c) sides of thorax mainly pale; (d) humeral suture covered by pale stripe, bordered anteriorly and posteriorly by narrow dark stripes; (e) 11-17 Ax in Fw; (f) S3-7 with continuous pale dorsal stripe; (g) lateral tooth of cerci usually prominent. However, differs by (1) ranging from W Kenya to W Africa; (2) smaller size, Hw 26-30 mm; (3) occiput under 2x wider than high; (4) posterior hamule slender rather than stout. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014; this diagnosis not yet verified by author]

Habitat description

Rivers in open landscapes. Probably often with a soft (like muddy) bottom. From 0 to 300 m above sea level, but possibly up to 1400.


confirmed: Chad; Gambia; Kenya; Nigeria; Uganda; NOT confirmed: Benin; Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinee-Bissau; Liberia; Republic of Guinea; Senegal; Togo

Appendages (dorsal view)

Appendages (lateral view)

Abdominal segment 2 (lateral view)

Head (front)

Thorax (lateral view)

Thorax (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.


  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1967). The genus Neurogomphus Karsch (Odonata: Gomphidae). Journal Entomological Society Southern Africa, 29, 64-73. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-07-25].