Elattoneura flavifacies (Pinhey, 1981)
Yellow-faced Threadtail


  • scientific: Prodasineura flavifacies

Type locality: Kalla Farm-swamp, Ikelenge, Mwinilunga, Zambia


Mature male is distinctive by combination of (1) being restricted to NW Zambia and Katanga; (2) labrum yellow with black central spot; (3) antehumeral stripe greenish to bluish and much narrower than half-width of mesepisternum and running over its entire length; (4) anal vein terminates proximal to distal border of quadrilateral; (5) S10 with dorsal yellow spot. [Adapted from Dijkstra & Clausnitzer 2014]

Habitat description

Not known, but probably headwater streams, seeps and/or springs shaded by gallery forest. Probably often with coarse detritus and a soft (like muddy) bottom. Inferred to occur from 800 to 1500 m above sea level.


confirmed: Democratic Republic of the Congo; Zambia

Appendages (lateral view)

Thorax (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.


  • Pinhey, E.C.G. (1981). A new Prodasineura Cowley from Zambia (Odonata: Protoneuridae). Arnoldia, 9, 69-72. [PDF file]

Citation: Dijkstra, K.-D.B (editor). African Dragonflies and Damselflies Online. http://addo.adu.org.za/ [2024-07-21].