Paragomphus viridior Pinhey, 1961
Green-fronted Hooktail

Type locality: Western Kenya, Uganda, no locality data available.

Diagnosis

Male is similar to P. alluaudi by (a) occiput usually green; (b) thorax largely greenish or yellowish with some dark bands - collar, postdorsal stripe and dorsal spot of fragmented antehumeral stripe (almost) fused to form Z; (c) anterior hamule hook-shaped; (d) apices of cerci broad and square-cut, with several coarse teeth; (e) epiproct does not reach midpoint of cerci, with distinct median knobs. However, differs by (1) W Kenya and Uganda to E DRC; (2) face and thorax evenly green, at most with some incomplete vague dark markings; (3) Pt pale to dark brown. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014; this diagnosis not yet verified by author]

Habitat description

Streams in open areas in forest. Often with a sandy bottom and probably rocks. From 800 to 2300 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Democratic Republic of the Congo; Kenya; Uganda


Male © Hans-Joachim Clausnitzer


Appendages (dorsal view)

Appendages (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.


Barcode specimen(s):


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


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

Reference

  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1961). A survey of the dragonflies (order Odonata) of eastern Africa. British Museum, London, 1-214.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2018-06-23].