Zygonyx geminuncus Legrand, 1997
Western Double-hooked Cascader

Synonyms:

  • scientific: Z. geminunca

Type locality: Mt Nimba, Guinea

Diagnosis

No diagnosis of this species close to Z. dionyx is presently available. Please refer to that species and the references provided.

Habitat description

Streams shaded by forest. Especially faster sections (rapids, falls), often with rocks. Inferred to occur from 200 to 700 m above sea level.

Distribution

confirmed: Ghana; Liberia; Republic of Guinea


© KD Dijkstra

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; Liberia, Nimba County, West Nimba Proposed Forest Reserve © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & M. Darpay


Male; Liberia, Nimba County, West Nimba Proposed Forest Reserve © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & M. Darpay


Female; Liberia, Nimba County, West Nimba Proposed Forest Reserve © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & M. Darpay


Male; Liberia, Nimba County, © Dijkstra, K.-D.B. & M. Darpay

Reference

  • Legrand, J. (1997). Zygonyx geminunca n.sp. Nouveau zygonychinae des Monts Nimba Afrique occidentale (Odonata, Anisoptera, Libellulidae). Revue francaise Entomologie Nouvelle, 19, 73-76. [PDF file]

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