Neurogomphus vicinus Schouteden, 1934
Cryptic Siphontail

Type locality: Kivu, Maniema, Kibombo, DRC


Near N. cocytius, N. uelensis and N. zambeziensis, but the single poorly preserved male specimen from the Upper Congo near Kibombo has rather dense venation (17 Ax in forewing and 12-13 in hindwing vs. 11-16 and 8-11) and small forewing pterostigmas (2.3-2.5 mm vs. up to 3.6). [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Not known, but possibly rivers in open areas in forest. Probably often with a soft (like muddy) bottom. Recorded at around 600 m above sea level.


confirmed: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Appendages (dorsal view)

Appendages (lateral view)

Abdominal segment 2 (lateral 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.


  • Schouteden, H. (1934). Annales Musee Congo belge Zoologie 3 Section 2, 3, 1-84. [PDF file]
  • 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].