Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)
Black Pennant

Type locality: Naples, Italy

Diagnosis

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

Habitat description

Standing and mostly temporary waters in open landscapes. Mostly with a sandy and/or often a soft (like muddy) bottom, and often with bare banks and coarse detritus. From 0 to 900 m above sea level, but mostly below 100.

Distribution

confirmed: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia


Male © Jean-Pierre Boudot


Female © Jean-Pierre Boudot


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.


Reference

  • Vander Linden, P.L. (1825). Monographiae Libellulinarum Europaearum Specimen. J. Frank, Bruxelles, 1-42.

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2020-12-04].