Africocypha centripunctata (Gambles, 1975)
Banded Jewel


  • scientific: Chlorocypha centripunctata
  • vernacular: Giant J.

Type locality: Obudu Plateau, Nigeria


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

Habitat description

Headwater streams shaded by forest. Mostly with a gravelly bottom and probably dead trunks or branches. From 800 to 1900 m above sea level, but possibly down to 200.


confirmed: Cameroon; Nigeria

© Kai Schütte

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):

Male; Cameroon, Northwest Province, © Dijkstra, K.-D.B., & K. Schuette

Male; Cameroon, Southwest Province, Bakossi Mountains © Dijkstra, K.-D.B., & K. Schuette


  • Gambles, R.M. (1975). A new species of Chlorocypha Fraser, 1928 (Odonata: Chlorocyphidae) from Nigeria, and some new or little-known Nigerian subspecies of forms better known from the Cameroons. Entomologists Monthly Magazine, 110, 105-121. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-06-16].