Pinheyschna moori (Pinhey, 1981)
Zambezi Hawker


  • scientific: Aeshna moori

Type locality: Kamankundju River, Sakeji, Congo Rd, Ikelenge, Mwinilunga, Zambia


Only male specimen known appears similar to P. meruensis and P. waterstoni by (a) Pt 2.5-3.5 mm, under 8% of Hw length; (b) membranule grey, almost without white at base; (c) anal triangle of 2 cells, although occasionally 3; (d) genital lobe triangular and curved, apex pointed and twisted downwards. However, differs by (1) being restricted to NW Zambia; (2) stem of black mark on frons only swollen somewhat, with surrounding indistinctly paler, i.e. not like bull’s-eye; (3) genital lobe long and strongly curved. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Not known, but probably streams shaded by gallery forest. Probably especially faster sections with overhanging branches, dead trunks or branches and/or rocks. Inferred to occur around 1200 and 1400 m above sea level.


confirmed: Zambia

Abdominal segment 2 (ventral view)

Frons (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.


  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1981). Two interesting species of Aeshna Fabricius from Zambia (Odonata: Aeshnidae). Arnoldia, 9, 61-66. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. [2024-06-20].