Parazyxomma flavicans (Martin, 1908)
Banded Duskdarter

Synonyms:

  • scientific: Brachythemis liberiensis Fraser, 1949

Type locality: Guinea, no locality data available.

Diagnosis

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

Habitat description

Standing waters shaded by or in open areas in (gallery) forest, but sometimes in open. Usually with coarse detritus and mostly a soft (like muddy) bottom, and probably often overhanging branches. From 0 to 1500 m above sea level, but mostly below 500.

Distribution

confirmed: Benin; Botswana; Côte d'Ivoire; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo-Brazzaville; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinee-Bissau; Liberia; Malawi; Mali; Namibia; Nigeria; Republic of South Africa; Rwanda; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe; NOT confirmed: Burundi; Kenya; Republic of Guinea; Togo


Male © Nicolas Meziere


Male © Hans-Joachim Clausnitzer


Male © Warwick Tarboton


Abdominal segment 2 (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):


Male; Democratic Republic of Congo, Province Equateur, Lower Itimbiri © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Male; Democratic Republic of Congo, Province Equateur, Lower Itimbiri © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Male; Democratic Republic of Congo, Province Equateur, Lower Itimbiri © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.


Female; Liberia, Grand Bassa County, Buchanan © Dijkstra, K.-D.B.

References

  • Martin, R. (1908). Voyages de feu Leonardo Fea dans l'Afrique Occi­dentale: Odonates. Annali Museo Civico Storia Naturale Genova, 43, 649-667. [PDF file]
  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1961). Dragonflies (Odonata) of Central Africa. Occasional Papers Rhodes-Livingstone Museum, 14, 1-97. [PDF file]
  • Schmidt, E. (1951). Libellen aus Portugiesisch Guinea, mit Bemerkungen über andere aethiopische Odonaten. Arquivos Museu Bocage, 20, 125-200. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2018-09-26].