Africocypha lacuselephantum (Karsch, 1899)
Kaleidoscope Jewel


  • scientific: Chlorocypha greyi Pinhey, 1961; C. ntaali Pinhey, 1961

Type locality: Widdicombe, Cameroon


No diagnosis of this extremely distinctive species is presently available.

Habitat description

Streams in open areas in forest, but sometimes shaded. Usually with rocks and probably dead trunks or branches. From 0 to 1600 m above sea level.


confirmed: Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon

Male © Nicolas Meziere

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; Gabon, NGOUNIE, route Mouila-Mimongo © Mézière, Nicolas

Male; Gabon, NGOUNIE, route Mouila-Mimongo © Mézière, Nicolas


  • Karsch, F. (1899). Odonaten von Johann-Alrecht-Höhe (Nord- Kamerun), gesammelt von Herrn Leopold Conradt. Entomologische Nachrichten, 25, 161-176. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1971). Odonata of Fernando Po Island and of neighbouring Cameroons Territory. Journal Entomological Society Southern Africa, 34, 215-229. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1961). Dragonflies collected on an expedition from Rhodesia to Nigeria in 1958. Part 1. Entomologists Monthly Magazine, 96, 256-271. [PDF file]

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