Chlorocypha radix Longfield, 1959
Western Red-tipped Jewel
- scientific: C. glauca (Selys, 1879) ssp. radix
Type locality: Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
No diagnosis of this species that replaces C. glauca in western Africa is presently available. Please refer to the references provided.
Streams shaded by forest, but sometimes in clearings. Often with dead trunks or branches and probably submerged roots, coarse detritus and/or a sandy bottom. From 0 to 600 m above sea level, but mostly between 100 and 600.
Abdomen (dorsal 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.
- Longfield, C. (1959). The Odonata of N. Angola. Part II. Publicacoes culturais Companhia Diamantes Angola, 45, 13-42. [PDF file]
Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2019-03-20].