Oxygastra curtisii (Dale, 1834)
Orange-spotted Emerald

Type locality: Europe, no locality data available.


The only species currently recognised in this genus. Please refer to the genus diagnosis and introduction for more information.

Habitat description

Rivers and streams in open landscapes or shaded by gallery forest. Usually with submerged roots, often coarse detritus, a sandy and/or soft (like muddy) bottom and probably overhanging branches. Inferred to occur from 0 to 300 m above sea level.


confirmed: Morocco

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.


  • Dale, J.C. (1834). Magazine Natural History and Journal Zoology, Botany, 7, 60-61.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2024-07-25].