Idomacromia lieftincki Legrand, 1984
Lesser Shadowcruiser

Type locality: M'passa, Makokou, Gabon


No diagnosis of this very distinctive species is presently available. Please refer to the references provided.

Habitat description

Not known well, but probably (headwater) streams shaded by forest. Probably often with coarse detritus and a sandy and/or soft (like muddy) bottom. Inferred to occur from 200 to 500 m above sea level.


confirmed: Gabon; Liberia; Republic of Guinea; NOT confirmed: Senegal

Abdomen (ventral view)

Abdominal segments 8-10 (lateral view)

Abdominal segments 8-10 (ventral view)

Abdominal segments 8-10 (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.


  • Legrand, J. (1984). Une deuxieme Idomacromia de la foret Gabonaise: I. lieftincki spec. nov. (Anisoptera: Corduliidae). Odonatologica, 13, 113-117. [PDF file]

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